Invasive species, etc.

Meet creeping jenny, sometimes called moneywort for the leaf shape. I/we paid a landscaper to put it in our yard; now I discover it’s an invasive species (native to Europe; spreads especially easily in moist soils).

The country’s largest food company is PepsiCo; it owns Rice-A-Roni, Sabra, Rold Gold, Doritos, Gatorade, and Quaker Oats.

That’s from Daniel Immerwahr’s “Beyond the Myth of Rural America,” in the 16 October issue of The New Yorker.

I say that PepsiCo is equivalent to an invasive species in our USA and global food systems.


  1. Mary Jo says:

    Don’t look up Nestle then! {They convinced the World Water Council to change its statement so as to reduce access to drinking water from a “right” to a “need”} per Wiki… A “need” that they can make a profit on fulfilling! They tried very hard to buy a spring near Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks on the Columbia river, unsuccessfully. But I bet they will try again!

  2. Sammy says:

    Yeah, most likely; they’re beholden to the bottom line…. Rrrrr.