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[New post] Calls for kava exporter’s licence to be cancelled after US discovery of 60 tonnes of tainted kava

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: " Adulterated kava exporting hits the headlines again. The Agriculture Minister and EU Ambassador are both calling for the kava export licence of Peter Colmar's Sarami Plantation to be terminated. EU Ambassador Joy reports some 60 tonnes of tainted kava" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Calls for kava exporter’s licence to be cancelled after US discovery of 60 tonnes of tainted kava by bobmakin Tainted kava threatens Vanuatu's kava export industry: shown here is ground Vanuatu kava sold by a US retailer Adulterated kava exporting hits the headlines again. The Agriculture Minister and EU Ambassador are both calling for the kava export licence of Peter Colmar's Sarami Plantation to be terminated. EU Ambassador Joy reports some 60 tonnes of tainted kava being shipped to four companies in the United States last year. It was all non-noble and non-root material. The ambassador's research has been assisted by German kava expert Dr Mathias Schmidt who helped in having the EU ban on kava from island countries lifted. Len Garae reports Dr Schmidt saying as much as 28 tons of ground leaves and stalks went to one US importer, Kumars Import. Schmidt is quoted saying "I thought the Vanuatu Kava Act had been changed, but if someone like Sarami Plantation can sell such quantities without any consequences, there must be more than just one person closing their eyes. We need to stop this before Read more of this post bobmakin | January 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm | Tags: agriculture, kava, trade, United States, Vanuatu | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1yr Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2imZnTr Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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