Solving the seed import problem
In http://www.nicaliving.com/node/20394 I brought up the problem of having seeds confiscated. It looks like this has happened to three other people. While that thread has turned into mostly a political discussion, there is still an issue here. Anyone interested in figuring out what to do to solve it?
I think there a lot more of us that either smuggle in seeds or would like to be ablt to acquire small quantities of seeds that are not available here. While I have used five or more different suppliers in three different countries, I don't have any particular attachment to those suppliers. I just want a way to acquire small quantities of non-GMO, (and generally non-hybrid) seeds.
What I don't want to have to do is fill out endless paperwork, make trips to Managua and such. My orders have been from $15 to $150. It is not worth the overhead. The solution could be, for example, a particular supplier that gets pre-approved by MAGFOR or a shipper such at Trans-Express who will do the paperwork on both the shipping and receiving end. Or even some government exemption for small quantities of seed.
This is important to me and I expect I am not alone. My feeling is that a bunch of us work together we can find a solution. Otherwise, we will remain individual victims.