Australia bans two types of plants that were going to be used to make biodiesel

The Western Australia Agriculture Protection Board on Tuesday banned two invasive plants that had been touted as crops to grow to make into biodiesel, according to ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The two plants are bellyache bush and psychic nut (do they have great names for plants Down Under or what?), which are "highly toxic to humans and livestock." The plants had been declared in Western Australia, which means they were a threat, and their status has been changed to ban them across the state. The ABC report says that bellyache bush has already been a serious problem to Queensland's cattle industry.

[Source: ABC News (Australia)]

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