An alien invasion is likely the only way to bring about world peace. Humanity would band together at the imminent threat, lay aside their issues with each other and instead, fight the invaders side-by-side.This is what I was thinking as Rob Hughes and Sam Cousins crouched down, guns in hand, in a thicket in Squamish. The thicket was dense with Japanese knotweed.
This alien species, from Asia, was brought to BC as a garden ornamental and promptly upgraded to the classification of invasive alien species because of its incredibly successful reproductive strategy and the absence of native pests, predators and pathogens to keep it in check.
So here I am, contemplating the kill that's about to happen in the thicket, thinking why can't we just eat them? Or out-plant them with native species? [Read more: http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/naturesp...]