Nothing said about a government
By Julie Kay Smithson
August 11, 2005
I said nothing about a "government conspiracy." In
fact, the issue is whether all things nebulously deemed "non-native"
are also "invasive." The issue is whether all species
nebulously tagged as "native" are also "beneficial."
There are many media stories currently painting a picture of
all "native" species as "good" and all "non-native"
species as "invasive." What's wrong with this picture?
It's simply not true. Poison ivy is native, to be sure, but it
is also noxious and invasive, as well as harmful to sensitive
humans, pets and other animals. This is where the issue lies:
with words that are used instead of the simple "noxious"
or "beneficial," which far more accurately describe
the real picture.
Julie Kay Smithson
London, OH - USA
conspiracy? By Linda Burger - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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