Thursday, 14 January 2010

Apple Pies and Crickets

The Independent revealed another reason to keep biodiversity rich and thriving - crickets pollinate plants. No one knew they did so until a researcher filmed a raspy cricket pollinating an orchid in Reunion recently. It would be so easy to allow critters like crickets to slip away, then too late, we lose an orchid and then what else in the chain? Everything is connected to everything else and we don't understand those connections yet. It will of course ultimately affect us. "If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, first of all create the universe".

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