gpronger writes: USDA proposes to use a Spanish wasp for weed control along Mexican-US border. Carrizo Cane, a tall reed that grows along river banks, etc has spread rapidly along the Rio Grande. The height of the reed, and the density that it grows, gives cover to illegal immigrants. The wasp lays it eggs inside the stem, causing the plant to dwarf or die.
The question to ask though, is what other agricultural plants it may go after once released?
Have we ever had a purposeful release of a foreign species that went as planned?
Drivintin writes: "The Running Tally has a piece on ditching DirecTV for Internet TV. There are tons of articles covering the legal, and illegal, ways of transitioning from broadcast television to broadband television. Once I found the world of Vuze and Boxee the only thing that concerned me is my four year old son. How to replace hours of cartoon network and Disney shows."