(fwd) Re: natives and exotics (important news update)
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lflondon at mindspring.com
Mon Sep 4 18:45:44 EDT 2000
This ought to get some blood boiling....
On Mon, 04 Sep 2000 12:42:39 -0600, in permaculture Toby Hemenway
<hemenway at jeffnet.org> wrote:
One interesting addition to the native and exotics discussions (some
posts lately, Robyn, Paul, Bob). Yesterday I attended a birthday bash
Alan Kapuler, research director of Seeds of Change Seed Co. and an
genius with plants and seed genetics. There I was shown a flyer on the
"White List," proposed US legislation to outlaw commerce in all but a
number of approved organisms. I'm not a paranoid/conspiracy type, but
intrigued to note the huge financial and propaganda support of
organizations by herbicide makers (the California Exotic Pest Plant
has a Monsanto employee on its board, for example, as does the US
Invasive Species Council).
I'm not sure that corporations are behind the native plant movement
for further info go to
It's more sketchy on hard info than I'd like, but at least offers an
intriguing perspective. The links point to a number of useful
organizations and publications.
Lawrence F. London, Jr. Venaura Farm ICQ#27930345
lflondon at mindspring.com london at metalab.unc.edu
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