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Monday, January 24, 2005

Around the World in 7 Days: Australia (Alternate Title = Demon Seed)

In an effort to try to close a loophole that currently allows the importation of the seeds of over 4000 plant species into Australia, officials are speeding up a review process that wasn't scheduled to end until late 2006. According to this report from The Age, the hope is that most of these species, known weeds in other parts of the world, will be removed from the white list, meaning that any of them would be subject to a strict risk assessment before being allowed into the country.

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