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Re: Was Ladybugs - Invasive?

  • Subject: Re: Was Ladybugs - Invasive?
  • From: IntarsiaCo@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 13:45:43 -0500 (CDT)

In a message dated 4/30/2002 11:36:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time, jwaddick@kc.rr.com writes:

    On earth day there on page 1 was Sec. of Int. Norton
releasing "exotic' insects in the Everglades to control "invasive"
plants. (Quotes mine). Odd when the government intentionally
introduces one kind of pest it is "exotic', but when gardeners
accidentally introduce them they are 'invasive".

    Attitude and media. Hum bug.

Government price supports for the sugar industry has probably caused more damage to the glades than any and all exotic/invasive species. Because of the higher price of sugar in the US, many candy manufacturers are moving offshore to lower their material cost. And, we get to pay for the attempt to fix the problem.  Your tax dollars at work.

Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
Gaylordsville, Connecticut, U.S.A.
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