Re: For VFT Lovers

Fred Lenherr (
Thu, 14 Sep 1995 16:22:47 -0400

On a related note, I was just browsing a Dept. of Commerce database,
and found a request from a Mexican Toy Company for "5,000 - 8,000"
VFT's per MONTH!. That's 100,00 a year, and he wanted 2 - 4 year
old plants.

I wonder how many growers could afford to sit on 300,000 or so
plants for 3 years?

Does anyone know of statistics on (legal) production versus
consumption? If we could show a big discrepancy, maybe some
Congressman would look into it.

Any info, please cc: me at

Also, are VFT's CITES listed? And what does that mean exactly?

Fred Lenherr