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Old 01-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Ecologists Call for Screening Imported Plants to Prevent a New Wave of Invasive Species
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Jan. 4, 2012

Ecologists call for screening imported plants to prevent a new wave of invasive species
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Bradley and colleagues recommend that U.S. authorities adopt proactive management practices, in particular pre-emptive screening of nursery stock before new plants are imported, to prevent such an explosion of new invasives. Their conclusions appear in an early online edition of the Feb. 1 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

As the UMass Amherst environmental conservationist and lead author explains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed the Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis (NAPPRA) rule to regulate the industry. The rule would require...
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Good to know. I hope those in power will heed the warning.
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Problem is.... we've been calling for better screening of imported plants for decades. Hasn't happened yet. The Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis is a joke IMO. Remember the Pimentel Report.... they ignored that. If they could ignore David Pimentel's work.... I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for meaningful regulation in our lifetime.
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