Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Seed Bump

Australian Food News has a report about the impact of the global seed trade on Australia. According to the Weeds CRC, internet auctions and other online sales are responsible for the introduction and spread of many invasive and potentially invasive plant species throughout the country.

Since online auctions in particular have proven difficult to keep track of, the Weeds CRC is hoping to attack this problem by educating businesses as well as consumers. They are recommending that online retailers point customers to the noxious weed lists for Australia, and are developing a new resource that lists species that are not established in Australia but are known to be weedy elsewhere in the world.

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