Reading Laudato Si’ - Integral Ecology

#141. Economic growth, for its part, tends to produce predictable reactions and a certain standardization with the aim of simplifying procedures and reducing costs. This suggests the need for an “economic ecology” ... The protection of the environment is in fact “an integral part of the development process and cannot be considered in isolation from it”. …


Businesses are entitled to make a profit and attempt to meet consumer demand for lower costs. But are all costs taken into account? For example, monocropping has the unintended consequence of biodiversity loss. Read more.


In the USA, the 2018 farm bill, set to expire in September 2023, has been extended to September 2024. Explore the connection between the Farm Bill and Catholic Social Teaching..

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