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Re: butterflies, etc now chemical contaminants

Scary! but very believable. It's been a strange week for me also. One of the
nicest ,most competent, reliable N.A.C.s just vanished. We are all sick
about it. His roommate came home and found the dog in the house. Ken always
took the dog to his moms house before work. He's very good with people and
animals. He didn't show up for work or call( not like him at all) . Now we
are getting posters out and I'm afraid the out come will not be good. It's
scary out there lately. If it's not environmental pollution done knowingly
for profit, its potential predators.

 What do you do for water?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 2:43 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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 >
> 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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