Rethinking 'Invasive Species':Environmentalism Gone Awry? 2012 Conference, October 7 & 8, 2012, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
The war on "invasive species" has been founded more on ideology than science. A conference examining the question is much needed and long overdue. ~Michael Pollan,Author of The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s DilemmaKnight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley. 
The ever expanding war on 'invasive species' is giving 'green cover' to the widespread use of inadequately tested pesticides that threaten the health of the very soil and water that sustain all life. It is time to reexamine the underlying assumptions and motivations for this campaign and explore creative rather than destructive responses to changes in our environment.

The conference will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and will be held-most appropriately-on Columbus Day when, in 1492, the ecosystems of the 'Old' and 'New' Worlds were forever transformed. This event is being planned and sponsored by FearlessFund.  

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