Re: [gardeners] Smuggling plants

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 05 Feb 1998 06:54:40 -0700

At 12:42 PM 2/3/98 +1100, you wrote:
>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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