Photo: Jack Anthony
Kudzu is a climbing vine introduced into the United States from Japan in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Expo as a forage crop and ornamental plan. In the early 1950s, US Department of Agriculture encouraged farmers to plant kudzu to reduce soil erosion.
Fast forward a couple of decades later, kudzu is a fast growing weed that has infested about 11,000 square miles of the southeastern United States. It costs around $500 million every year in lost cropland and control costs.
Jack Anthony has a photo gallery of abandoned houses in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina that have been taken over by kudzu, noting that they make "interesting natural sculptures": Link - via Cynical-C
History DOES repeat itself. Look at how many native species that have been driven to extinction by man's intervention.
We never learn, do we?
The ignorance of some humans has ceased to amaze me.
Instead of eradicating it with poison, use it for 'biofuel' instead of corn and wheat.
The stupidity of humans never ceases to amaze me.