Can’t see the forest 4 the money

We’re in the age of unforseen consequences–BP’s Gulf well still gushes oil with no end in sight, bailed out bankers still gamble with fancy insurance schemes enriching themselves as the global economy spins down the toilet and now the US decides to experiment with one of our most precious resources, the forest.

Read Article Here

US Dept of Agriculture opens the way for specially genetically modified eucalyptus trees to be planted in 7 states. The test planting of 200,000 trees can potentially endanger thousands of acres of forest with unknown mutations, diseases, etc. Why is this being pushed through without being thoroughly reviewed? Because these companies want access to pulp for paper and fiber for bio-fuels.

“The permit would be issued to ArborGen, a biotechnology company owned by three big forest products companies: International Paper and MeadWestvaco of the United States, and Rubicon of New Zealand.”

Guess the folks at the Dep. of Ag haven’t watched Jurassic Park lately. SMH


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