Monday, October 17, 2011

9/11 benefited invasive species

From American Scientist came this short note...

After 9/11, hundreds of agricultural scientists responsible for stopping invasive species at the border were reassigned to anti-terrorism duties in the newly formed Department of Homeland Security--a move that scientists say cost billions of dollars in crop damage and eradication efforts from California vineyards to Florida citrus groves.

Any other information sources? Was it worth the shift?

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