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Old 12-15-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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U.S. Forest Service Unveils Invasive Species Plan
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U.S. Forest Service Unveils Invasive Species Plan
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The U.S. Forest Service has announced its first-ever national-level direction on the management of invasive species across aquatic and terrestrial areas of the National Forest System...
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National Strategy and Implementation Plan

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Invasive species have been identified by the Chief of the U.S.Department of Agriculture Forest Service as one of the four significant threats to our Nation’s forest and rangeland ecosystems. In response to this identified threat, a multidisciplinary team of specialists, managers, and researchers has worked together to produce a National Strategy and Implementation Plan for Invasive Species Management.

The National Strategy encompesses four program elementsMore information:
National Strategy and Implementation Plan for Invasive Species Management (738 KB PDF).
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Looks like this is another political ploy for “appearances”…. the US Forest Service is NOT in a position to do anything but “react”…. providing they’ve got the funds to do anything about what they discover and by then…. we all know the cat’s already outa the bag and reproducing. Remember Monsanto’s stance regarding drift when they were looking for retroactive protection>>>>? “Contamination Is Okay, Says Monsanto, Besides We Already Did It”. I’m thinking the same thing's being allowed to play out again with invasives and that’s why this administration’s willfully and intentionally leaving gates open… so they can fly in under the radar catering to global interests. This way…. they don’t have to deal with public backlash. They’re doing something and we’re supposed to accept their something as being better than nothing and… most of us will without questioning. With the public at bay…. they can focus on what’s really important to them… being good global citizens to multinational corporations and developing nations. If this administration really wanted to affect change…. they’d close off the ESA listing program loophole, fund the FSA properly then start by following New Zealand’s lead. NZ put a leash and muzzle on BigAg, BigHort, and BigPet.
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We’ve been left with very little to protect our natural resources ever since we became members of the UN and the WTO…. we’re “partnered” with them… as in joined at the hip. We signed CAFTA, NAFTA, plus about 20 FTAs and who knows what else we signed, Free Trade and the Environment | Global Exchange,
For decades, governments have worked together through the United Nations to develop agreements to protect the natural resources of our shared planet. Unfortunately, so-called “free trade agreements” threaten to erode many of the advances in global environmental protection, endangering our planet and the natural resources necessary to support life. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and certain agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO) were written to prioritize rights for corporations over protections for our shared environment.
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Neither CAFTA nor the FTAA require member countries to adopt internationally recognized standards for environmental protection. Nor does either agreement ensure that member countries don’t lower or waive their existing environmental laws in an effort to attract investment. What’s more, rules in CAFTA and the FTAA would actually prohibit member countries from enacting many new environmental regulations, allowing those regulations to be challenged as “barriers to trade.” This strips the public from a fundamental democratic right to pass laws that protect our environment in favor of corporations’ “right” to profit from environmental destruction.
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Despite the fact that independent polls in virtually every country on the planet demonstrate that people want genetically-engineered (GE) foods labeled, corporations and the U.S. government have refused to do so. Giant agribusiness multinationals ADM and Cargill have generally refused to segregate GE from non-GE crops, eliminating consumer choice and imposing GE foods on consumers. With CAFTA and the FTAA, labeling laws would be prohibited as “more burdensome than necessary” for agribusiness investors.
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CAFTA and the FTAA completely disregard international law, such as the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, designed to regulate the cultivation and trade of genetically modified organisms.
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The UN is NOT an organization that does anything in the best interests of humanity's survival or well being. The ecologically responsible solution but even more so the humanitarian solution IMO would be to…. ditch the UN and all the WTO’s free trade agreements. We need to stop “harmonizing” with them. The short-term economic benefits of all this “globalization” has cost the human race too much already and the peoples of the world will be feeling the destructive impacts of their policies for years to come. The UN has sanctioned the privatization of biodiversity NOT its protection and there is no benefit to them expending their resources controlling population. Why risk bad “global” PR by controlling our birth rate when…. our death rate can be controlled>>>?
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The USDA “Invasive Species” Sham
July 19, 2011 by ppjp
Debbie Coffey Investigative Reporter/Journalist
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The USDA ?Invasive Species? Sham The PPJ Gazette
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As a member of the National Invasive Species Council, the USDA has a mandate to “not authorize, fund, or carry out actions that it believes are likely to cause or promote the introduction or spread of invasive species in the United States or elsewhere.”

Your tax payer dollars are paying for the eradication of invasive species like stink bugs and salt cedar.

Meanwhile, more of your tax dollars are funding the vast promotion of the ultimate invasive species: genetically engineered plants and cloned animals
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