Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wisconsin Ginseng Made In China?

'Ginseng Farmers Protect Crop and Reputation' writes Brian Bull at the VOA News.

Wisconsin ginseng farmer Butch Weege told Bull that Chinese officials recently contacted the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin regarding a customer complaint filed with the trade office in Shanghai, challenging the validity of some supposedly Wisconsin grown ginseng.

"This was an image of our seal, it was being pirated," he explains. "That little snowball has picked up in size and is now getting attention in Beijing. Sorta mind-boggling to us, the interest that the national government in China has taken in our particular case here. They'll tell us we are the gold standard but [they] just are not certain that [they're] getting genuine Wisconsin."

Read Bull's article here

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