I've been wondering about this too actually (what is the environmental impact of pearl farming etc.)
Well, I keep thinking about the tainted milk (what was in it again? MELAMINE?) In milk. Who drinks the most milk? CHILDREN. And that was only, what? Four or five years ago? How many people must have known about it and turned a blind eye........ it was HUGE. Then the dog and cat food ("oh, it's only for PETS - who cares".) Actually I think THAT was melamine so can't recall what was in the milk...... (my cat had permanent kidney damage from it....... oh well!)
Makes me think - enviromentalism and pearl farming? Probably not a big priority........
- Jodie -
"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
- Lucy Maude Montgomery -