Odds and Ends
8 10, 3:44pm
To clarify. The reason Australia is so against plant matter is because our country has a terrible history with introduced species.
Cane toads, cane beetles, cats, dogs, mice/rats, foxes, rabbits not to mention many types of fungus and the dreaded fruit fly tearing apart the fruit orchards in the north.
These aren't fears- these are the ones that got INTO the country already!
Nowadays fruit and plant matter needs to be subject to several laid out testing methods to make it 'safe' but many more traditional countries like india and asia not only prefer to bring hard to find fruits and spices with them, but also have a habit of gift giving and therefore bring these in large amounts to give to relatives, potentially devastating the wildlife further.