December 05, 2007

Scoop: Honey Imports Must Stop For Good

New Zealand figures out the only way to stop the collapse of beekeeping--keep out the foreign imports that carry with them disease and parasites:

Scoop: Honey Imports Must Stop For Good: "Honey Imports Must Stop For Good Imports of Australian honey must be stopped for good – that’s the clear message from an important Appeal Court decision which will help keep harmful organisms out of New Zealand. The judgment delivered yesterday found that honey or other bee products from Australia containing a potentially harmful bacterium may not be imported without both biosecurity clearance under the Biosecurity Act 1993, and an approval granted for new organisms under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. At present there is no clearance under either law."

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