Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

May 16, 2011

Could New Bug Factory be a Double-Edged Sword?

Will the new bugs about to be introduced into the Everglades to eradicate invasive species, do their job or become just another nightmare for this already beleaguered Ecosystem?
Scientists have often in the past gone awry with their good intentions.
Can anyone remember why Heroin was introduced by Bayer?
It was to help Morphine addicts get straight.
We all know how that went, right?
Then Cocaine was introduced to fix both the problems.
So, what happens if these new bugs get out of hand and then turn on the Native Florida Plants and Insects?
Yes, we must do something to stop the onslaught of invasive plants and bugs, but is this really the best answer for the Everglades?
Let's hope that they do better with the bugs than the drugs!

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