© 2022 Iowa Public Radio
IPR20012_Website_Header_Option2_NewsNavy.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Illegal Chestnuts

Angie Knox reports from Sydney that Australian customs officers are checking the luggage of South Korean honeymooners for raw chestnuts. South Koreans consider the chestnuts to be a sign of fertility and bury them in their suitcases for their Australian honeymoons. But Australians are afraid that diseased chestnuts could contaminate their island's ecosystem.

Copyright 2000 NPR