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GA HB 156 - Water Spinach Provisions

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Georgia HB 156 - Aquatic Plant Control Act: Petition to repeal, amendment, and new sections are necessary to establish special provisions for the culture and sale of water spinach. Special Provisions--Water Spinach, establishes provisions unique to the issuance of exotic species permits for the culture of water spinach “People grow water spinach because it is very demanding in the Asian market, not just for Cambodians or Laotians or Vietnamese. It’s Chinese, Filipino, and all different Asian cultures that eat it, “Ong choy”, “Pak Bong”, “Rau Muong”, “kangkong”,” kolmishak”,” trokuon” Water spinach growing on wet soil, is a low-risk exotic species with little potential to harm the ecosystem with proper regulations.

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http://www.texasmonthly.com/2009-11-01/webextra16.php
http://www.bpsos.org/en/media-room/bpsos-in-the-news/108-asian-americans-successfully-advocated-for-new-water-spinach-rules-mach-song
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