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WASHINGTON, DC–According to an EPA study conducted in conjunction with
the U.N. Task Force On Global Developmental Impact, consumer-product
diversity now exceeds biodiversity.
"Last year's introduction of Dentyne Ice Cinnamint gum, right on the
heels of the extinction of the Carolina tufted hen, put product
diversity on top for the first time," study chair Donald Hargrove said.
"Today, the Procter & Gamble subphylum alone outnumbers insects two
The sharp rise in consumer-product diversity–with more than 200
million new purchasing options generated since 1993–comes as welcome
news for those upset over the dwindling number of plant and animal
species... read the rest of this article via The Onion.
..."Any healthy system needs diversification in order to flourish,"
University of Chicago biologist Jonathan Grogan said. "Any complex
system, whether we are talking about the Amazon Rainforest or the Mall
of America, needs a rich array of species/products if it is to survive..." read the rest of this article, which is created by The Onion, via The Onion.
October 21, 1998 |