How Does Tudei Really Effect the Small Farmers
Some Westerners who are self-appointed experts on Kava claim that by banning Tudei, you are hurting the small kava farmers. I read an article by an author who lives in Fiji and actually knows how it effects the small kava farmers. Here are some of his valid points:
We know that authorities in the US, Australia, UK, and EU monitor adverse effect reports and kava has been banned in the UK since 2002.
The recent cyclones and volcanoe activity in the Fiji Islands have made it paramount that Fiji find a source of income.
By concentrating on growing and selling kava that has less adverse effects (Noble), you get the confidence of the governments that are wary of kava.
The end result is that markets will open up and the small farmers will gain more consumers and make more money.
His last remark was basically this, why would you buy Tudei and risk bad side effects when there are so many strains of potent, safe, and Noble kava on the market today.
Perhaps common sense prevails after all.