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Re: butterflies, etc now chemical contaminants

Nora: I agree with you that there are some very scary things going on
out there...in the past week the EPA disclosed in a public town meeting
with our little bitty tiny town that our groundwater supply is
contaminated with perchlorates (a by-product of rocket fuel and
fertilizer production) and that it is not safe for anyone in town to
ingest it without further testing...and since we are all on private
wells or sandpoints (more shallow form of well) as opposed to a
municipal water service, this testing could take a while. No real
answers forthcoming about initial source of the contamination or how
soon we can proceed to just cleaning it up (or where the funding for
such an massive undertaking is going to come from)...it's been a very
frustrating week...sigh!!

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sun 08/10, Ray & Nora Edwards < raynora.edwards@worldnet.att.net > wrote:
From: Ray & Nora Edwards [mailto: raynora.edwards@worldnet.att.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 11:36:54 -0700
Subject: Re: [CHAT] butterflies, etc

I will have to check that one out - thanks Gene. First I have to get
over<br>reading about all the chemical dumping in eastern WA. that was
supposed to<br>be good for the soil. There are some scary things going
on.<br><br>Nora<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: "Gene Bush"
<genebush@otherside.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Saturday,
August 09, 2003 4:35 AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] butterflies,
etc<br><br><br>> If you want to be entertained and have your blood
chilled, read "Oryx and<br>> Crake" by Margaret Atwood of The Handmaid's
Tale fame. GE taken to the<br>> future.<br>> Gene E. Bush<br>> Munchkin
Nursery & Gardens, llc<br>> www.munchkinnursery.com<br>>
genebush@munchkinnursery.com<br>> Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana<br>><br>>
----- Original Message -----<br>> > Do you live near crop areas? I f so
,I would put my money on genetic<br>> > engineered crops. Things like
B.T. in corn crops will be impacting<br>> > butterflies for some time I
think.<br>> > I read a watch dog report in OG recently that referred to
a report from<br>a<br>> > former FDA official who said that they are ill
prepared to monitor<br>> > Monsanto's GE crops. Currently they are
testing plants that are<br>engineered<br>> > to produce pharmaceuticals.
Corn spliced with pig vaccine strayed into<br>soy<br>> > bean crops
meant for humans. For the lapse they were fined $250,000 then<br>> >
they were given 3.5 Million interest free from the federal government
.<br>> That<br>> > should teach them! We should all be worried about
this.<br>> ><br>> > Nora<br>><br>>
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