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Australian police probe poisoning of 7M veggie plants; tomato shortage could double prices
Fox News ^ | 7-7-10 | unattributed

Posted on 07/10/2010 1:04:56 PM PDT by dynachrome

Was it a competitor or just a vandal who poisoned 7 million vegetable plants at a seedling nursery in Australia?

The sabotage — estimated at a loss of 23.5 million Australian dollars ($20.3 million) — could more than double produce prices across the country due to decreased supply.

About 4 million tomato seedlings were poisoned, as well as bell peppers, melons and eggplant.

The region of Bowen, in northern Queensland state, grows the majority of Australia's winter vegetables.

Police investigations found that a herbicide was introduced in late June into the irrigation system of the Supa Seedlings nursery, which sells its seedlings to farmers for planting. Workers noticed the wilting and dying plants between June 20 and June 25.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; poisoning; terrorism
Random? Terrorism?
1 posted on 07/10/2010 1:04:58 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

I wasn't sure about what happened to the tomatoes. It was a mystery. But the strawberries ... that's where I had them. I was able to prove by geometric logic that they were poisoned by terrorists...

2 posted on 07/10/2010 1:08:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: dynachrome

Islam?


3 posted on 07/10/2010 1:09:02 PM PDT by blam
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To: dynachrome

Veggo-terrorism!!


4 posted on 07/10/2010 1:09:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: dynachrome

disgruntled employee.


5 posted on 07/10/2010 1:10:07 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: StolarStorm

Probably correct


6 posted on 07/10/2010 1:12:51 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
It was the mess-boys.

More like Soros. Is he long South American agri-business?

7 posted on 07/10/2010 1:19:50 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: dynachrome
Sounds like a Bush\Cheney op to me.

/s

8 posted on 07/10/2010 1:20:08 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
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To: StolarStorm

Or a competitor.

Where I used to live, years ago, a supermarket owner firebombed the supermarket down the street Thanksgiving Day.

The victim called all their employees in Thanksgiving am to clean and make sure the store could open, and open they did. They weren’t too happy, though.

The bomber not only got caught, he went out of business.


9 posted on 07/10/2010 1:20:08 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: dynachrome

Bush’s fault. Can you believe the reach of that man?


10 posted on 07/10/2010 1:20:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: I still care
You aren't from Detroit, Philly, or Atlanta by any chance, are you?

Cheers!

11 posted on 07/10/2010 1:25:13 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: dynachrome

I declare jihad against veggies because
tomatoes are sinful, too much like the
female body, and brocolli, and cucumbers,
and baby dill, like the sinful hair of a worman,
and all veggies. And fruit. Poison them wherever
you find them!
12 posted on 07/10/2010 1:25:13 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: dynachrome

Disgruntled employee is my bet.


13 posted on 07/10/2010 1:53:14 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: dynachrome

Does George Soros have any related investments - like stock in a competitors company, tomatoe futures, etc etc?


14 posted on 07/10/2010 1:57:45 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: dynachrome

I would bet they were genetically modified tomatoes (as are virtually all modern commercial tomatoes) and it was a bunch of eco-loonies that did this.

They could just go off and grow heirloom tomatoes in their back yards and take them to the farmers’ markets...which is where I buy them, because they taste better...but nooo, if you’re an eco-nut, your whole goal in life is to destroy.


15 posted on 07/10/2010 2:22:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: ClearCase_guy


ATTACK
OF THE
TOMATO
KILLERS

16 posted on 07/10/2010 2:24:47 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: dynachrome
I have tomato insurance. Photobucket

Photobucket

17 posted on 07/10/2010 2:36:24 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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For some reason, I thought this had something to do with the 6 Indians who drowned in a vat of tomato sauce. Perhaps the vegetables are finally fighting back?


18 posted on 07/10/2010 2:50:04 PM PDT by reeb88 (How much fun are 72 virgins anyway? How much crying can one martyr take?)
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To: dynachrome

at $2.90 each they are very pricey vegie seedlings
(unless my math is bad)


19 posted on 07/10/2010 2:59:34 PM PDT by dialup (28800 on a good day)
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To: dynachrome

that will teach them to bad mouth the muslimes


20 posted on 07/10/2010 3:04:17 PM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: dynachrome

Sow/Reap. . .do hope this is accidental and hope the recovery is better than predicted. An altogether, terrible unfolding.


21 posted on 07/10/2010 3:16:22 PM PDT by cricket ( Flies Don't Lie. . .)
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To: dynachrome

A kid in my neighborhood knocked down every mailbox on the street, except his family’s....


22 posted on 07/10/2010 3:26:44 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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