Friendly Invaders
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:16:46 PDT
On 9 Sep 08, at 10:48, Judy Glattstein wrote:

> A article in today's New York Times take the viewpoint that exotic 
> species are not necessarily "evil". Here's a link so you can read the 
> article and then comment.

Let's not forget that a great many important economic plants are non-native. 
Wheat, barley, rice among them, also apples and other fruit trees, dates, and 
God knows what else. And corn, tomatoes, chocolate, vanilla, potatoes, most 
beans, squash, tobacco, and pumpkins are exotic to the Old World.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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