plant regulation.

Max Withers
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:39:58 PDT
These issues are unlikely to be solved with simple -- or complex! -- 
solutions. Here in California, the recent cases of Sudden Oak Death 
Syndrome and the light brown apple moth demonstrate a wide range of post 
facto futilities. The first case is likely to be catastrophic, the 
effects of the latter remain to be seen.

Certainly treating the entire US as a single ecosystem is nonsensical. 
And I find the "clean stock" requirement advocated by the Nature 
Conservancy to be particularly menacing, recalling not only the troubles 
of the Dutch and Oregon Bulb Farms mentioned by Iain, but our own 
scorched earth agro-industrial landscapes:…

Food for thought, whatever your ideological convictions about 
government: when I went to look up that last article, the top story on 
the SF Chronicle website is about how the US Immigration and Customs 
department is locking up and deporting US citizens.

Max Withers
Oakland CA

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