Everyone is always talking about the importance of not introducing non-native organisms to a given region. But we really don't think much about throwing non-native subtances in the compost. Nearly everything is non-native, because we are surrounded by non-natives, not only in our garden, but also in our landscape, i.e. leaves, grasses and various weeds many times are non-native, but it all goes in the compost without any mention to the contrary.
This thought just jumped in my head and my thoughts are not entirely clear on this, so if anyone has some insight please share.
Here's a thought: In southern Florida we have an issue with invasive animals, especially invasive snakes (I'm sure you've all heard about this). We all know why they create a problem for the natural balance, but what if all invasive animals were introduced dead and left to what ever ate them. What would the problem be?
I know strange question and my thoughts aren't exactly clear here, but working on it....