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Re: butterflies, etc

Do you live near crop areas? I f so ,I would put my money on genetic
engineered crops. Things like B.T. in corn crops will be impacting
butterflies for some time I think.
I read a watch dog report in OG recently  that referred to a report from a
former FDA official who said that they are ill prepared to monitor
Monsanto's GE crops. Currently they are testing plants that are engineered
to produce pharmaceuticals. Corn spliced with pig vaccine strayed into soy
bean crops meant for humans. For the lapse they were fined $250,000 then
they were given 3.5 Million interest free from the federal government . That
should teach them!  We should all be worried about this.

----- Original Message -----
From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] fennel, dill, parsley, and butterflies, etc

> Speaking of attracting butterflies, I have noted fewer than usual in my
> gardens, and even less larvae, despite my usual plethora of host
> plants. Any ideas on what gives?
> Cathy
> On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 06:33 AM, Gene Bush wrote:
> > Hello Fran,
> >     I do not grow bronze fennel, but my wife does in her raised beds.
> > It is
> > grown for butterfly larva. They strip it each year in spring. Also
> > grows
> > dill for the same purpose. We also grow parsley someone mentioned, but
> > we
> > probably eat it before anything can get on it and stay. I have heard
> > her
> > talk about her plants... she warns everyone how both the dill and the
> > fennel
> > seed all over the place.
> >     Beyond that, I would have to go ask her for any details. I just
> > though
> > others would know a lot more than I on this subject, so no reply.
> >     Gene E. Bush
> > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> > www.munchkinnursery.com
> > genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> > Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
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