War on terror increases chances of biological invasion

I recently attended a workshop on invasive species distribution and spread modelling. One interesting thing to note, is that APHIS has lost a lot of biological inspectors (people trying to intercept biological contaminants that may result in foreign species establishing in the USA) to Homeland Security. A similar thing has happened in Canada with CFIS and Border Security.

It’s a shame, because at least APHIS and CFIS were doing something useful, the whole war on terror thing is so ridiculous, because if someone was half-intelligent and really wanted to cause mischief, then the smoke screen of apparent security wouldn’t be barrier.



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#1   Zeren on 11.23.07 at 4:27 pm

I think you should come to US to stay too perhaps, your ideas would make difference I guess.

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