The disappearance of wild flowers from the countryside marks this century. This is the result of farmers being encouraged by the government, in the 30 years after the Second World War, to farm more profitably.
Farmers were paid money by the government to pull out hedges, under which flowers sheltered, to make larger, more easily farmed fields. Pesticides were promoted, which randomly killed insects that pollinate plants, as well as the pests that eat crops. And selective weed killers were advised for use on grassland.
These weed killers got rid of flowers like the one in the picture as well as weeds. Why?
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The countryside begins to lose its wild flowers.