"Earthworms are more important than pandas (if you want to save the planet)"
Pandas. Cute, cuddly, photogenic. Worms...less so. But in terms of survival, which should we be more concerned about? This is a great article that explains how if pandas go extinct, it will be very sad, but arguably without earthworms in our soils, life could vanish pretty quickly. We would have less food, more pollution, and more flooding. "No matter how cute a panda looks, it is Darwin’s “lowly” earthworms that are doing dirty, but crucial, work in the soil below." Click on the link below to take a look.