The world was indeed a perfect place- before Adam and Eve chose to believe Satan's lies instead of God's truth. Adam and Eve had everything they needed, and they walked in perfect harmony with God- until they turned their backs on Him. Suddenly sin- like a deadly cancer- took root in the human heart,and even the plants and animals became ravaged by sin and death.
The Bible tells us, however, that this sin-sick, fallen world won't last forever. At the end of time God will intervene, and the new heaven and new earth He will create will be free from all evil and pain. Don't know about you, but I can hardly wait.
" God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." - Genesis 1:31