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In the UK and Europe, it is thought that many Heritage vegetable varieties (perhaps over 2000) have been lost since the 1970s, when EU laws were passed to make it illegal to sell any vegetable cultivar that is not on a national list of any EU country. This was set up to help in eliminating dishonest seed suppliers selling one seed as another, and to keep any one variety true. Thus there were stringent tests to assess varieties, with a view to ensuring they remain the same from one generation to the next.

I do not know of any restrictions regarding moving plant material or part of dead animals to or around in the EU. Except when there are an outbreak, like mad cow.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed May 13th, 2009 at 07:47:09 AM EST
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