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Mining in food producing areas like Liverpool Plains can have devastating consequences due to exploitation procedures. The negative effects include pollution caused by chemicals and other substances used to extract the mineral as well as deforestation. Additionally, the settlement of mining populations could produce imbalances due to the consumption of water and other resources. For such reasons, many people is advocating for the protection of the mentioned agricultural zone avoiding the implementation of destructive commercial activities.
The diversity of climates in Liverpool Plains, ranging from tropical to temperate and cold, and growing conditions, allow a the implementation of a wide variety of cultivation systems. It gives as a result high quality alimentary products that are exported around the world: from raw materials such as wheat to sophisticated groceries such as nutritional formulas for children, wines and confectionery.
The total production of cereal grain for each year in such areas exceeds 45 million tons. This is why people advocate for protecting the plains opposing to any attempt to carry out mining activities which could harm the entire ecosystem.
Mining is a highly destructive extractive activity but, depending on which method is used, it can be very polluting for people and the ecosystem. Environmental problems generated by these procedures include the contamination of air, water and soil.
Additionally, mining activities disturb the equilibrium of the flora and the fauna. Emissions of toxins and heavy metals related to these procedures threaten the welfare and health of inhabitants giving place to the emergence of serious diseases such as poisoning, respiratory problems and cancer to mention some.
By means of avoiding such devastating practices, Liverpool Plains will continue to be able to provide the world safe and high quality food, backed by the diversity of the agricultural sector and supportive government policies.
Friends of the Liverpool Plains