Re: [gardeners] Smuggling plants

Michael Bailes (
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 12:42:18 +1100

At 7:07 AM +1100 2-2-98, Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
>>>>>It must depend on the country of origin.  My sister tried to bring in
>>>>>one of the roots from which wasabe is made when she came from Japan
>>>>>last summer.
>>>>Amazing the Japanese didn't sushi you first.
>>>>Iit is illegal to export from japan
>>>>They hate anyone else to have it and  have an absolute monopoly on its
>>>>Just as the Dutch did in the early days of the spice trade.

>>>Wanna bet?  They're selling it in the Berkeley, Calif. area I hear.
Live roots??
Do you know where?

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