(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....
LL
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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
nice
posts lately, Robyn, Paul, Bob). Yesterday I attended a birthday bash
for
Alan Kapuler, research director of Seeds of Change Seed Co. and an
utter
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
small
number of approved organisms. I'm not a paranoid/conspiracy type, but
was
intrigued to note the huge financial and propaganda support of
anti-weed
organizations by herbicide makers (the California Exotic Pest Plant
Council
has a Monsanto employee on its board, for example, as does the US
National
Invasive Species Council).

I'm not sure that corporations are behind the native plant movement
(!) but
for further info go to

http://geocities.com/nowhitelist

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
exotic-species
organizations and publications.

Toby   



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