“Pooh wouldn’t have had such fun in the Hundred Acre Wood if Piglet had spent his days in an intensive pig unit and … Peter Rabbit’s life would be dull to read about if he’d been kept in a cage.” (http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2015/10/livestock-in-literature)
Yet it’s not all bad: we wouldn’t have the Gruffalo if it weren’t for early genetic modification experiments.
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“The more forest grew on and near a coffee farm, the more birds the farm had, and the lower its infestation rates [and] damage by a devastating coffee pest, the coffee berry borer beetle.” (http://www.nature.com/news/birds-protect-costa-rica-s-coffee-crop-1.13689)
The more trees grew, tiddly pom,
The more birds flew, tiddly pom,
The pests that chew, tiddly pom,
“Parts of the Yellow River delta are dropping by up to 25 centimetres a year, probably because of groundwater extraction for onshore fish tanks.” (http://www.nature.com/news/fish-farms-cause-rapid-sea-level-rise-1.13569)
EU regulations require packaging to state ‘eels live in a yellow sunk-marine’.