Moths Like Cocaine
People who claim that we learn from history, aren't really learning from history. Historically, we ignore history because we'd like to think that we are so damn smart.
For instance, this plan to unleash thousands of moths in order to eradicate our little Columbian-cocaine problem raises a lot of concerns. For instance, what happens when they eat all of the cocaine? Who needs corn, cotton, coffee....you get the point.
It doesn't matter if the species is native or not--any species can be invasive and dangerous to an ecosystem, and plant-devouring moths sound a little reckless. I'm also pretty sure that cocaine growers will figure out a way to crush the critters (like DDT), making the whole thing pointless.
ps I may know someone who still has vats and vats of illegal pesticides, not because he wants to use them, but just because he doesn't appreciate "the man" telling him that he can't. It doesn't matter that Little Girl found dead groundhogs and cats after crop-spraying day and spent hours under her bed thinking that the apocalypse had come (that's what Sunday school does to freak-children). If you are "the man" this has all been a joke so please don't contact me. It's all a big, big joke (called life).