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  Was Ladybugs - Invasive?
From: "James W. Waddick" jwaddick at kc.rr.com> on 2002.04.30 at 08:35:22(8682)
Dear all;
It strikes exceedingly odd that with the Government ranting
over invasive plants, their own introduction of various just as
potentially invasive insects is looked on positively.

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.

Jim W.

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From: IntarsiaCo at aol.com on 2002.04.30 at 11:45:43(8687)
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.

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