Skip to comments.Pest discovered in shipment of fresh basil from Mexico
Posted on 01/09/2014 6:47:32 PM PST by NormsRevenge
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Calif. (KGO) -- A rare pest was recently discovered at SFO in a shipment of fresh basil from Mexico.
The pest is often referred to as a type of stink bug and poses a major agricultural threat. ..
After authorities identified the pest, the entire shipment was refused entry and ordered to be exported from the United States.
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amazingly, only one of these little buggers has been seen here before.
if only sending the rest of the pests back was as easily accomplished
The should’ve loaded up the boat.
I’m surprised the Democrats didn’t want to give it amnesty.
Problem solved: Issue a stink bug to every illegal alien.
This thread would just be too easy to make comments on, it’d be like shooting fish in a barrel!
CA is very fussy about what invasive species get into their state.
Introducing the Trissolcus, a tiny, parasitic wasp from Asia that thrives on destroying brown stinkbugs is a problem of its own.
They don't seem very fussy over invasive illegal mexicans.
Only a lib would haul basil, which weighs nothing, in a shipping container from Mexico to San Francisco instead of freighting it via train or truck.
Union job snobs. Aye, caramba!
or, God forbid, just grow it..
Did you know about this?
Did it lay any anchor eggs?
Well, that solves THAT! We'll never see ANY of that shipment again!
Good point. Pot is grown and imported illegally on a daily basis but basil must be “inspected”.
If it voted reliably Democrat, you'd see a markedly different set of policy guidelines.
And how many shipments don’t get checked? Why do we allow produce from that horrible country?
Who cares about some pest, as long as the product was imported at a sizable profit. Get with the program, it’s about profits at all costs, consequences be damned, as long as you make a profit this quarter. If you object to this, then you are one of those anti capitalist DNC-RNC haters.
Was it Geraldo?
Parasites are difficult to eradicate. ;(
“CA is very fussy about what invasive species get into their state.”
Yes, hubby told me a story the other day - he was driving out west with some other fellows and they got stopped for inspection. They thought they’d gone the wrong way and were headed into Mexico, but it was just an “agricultural inspection” - so that was between 2 US states.
We had an Asian beetle get into California that has been killing a huge amount of trees leaving them dead and burning areas during droughts. So yes, the issue of species getting into our country is a big one, but most of these kids come in through shipping containers overseas or air, not by any of us in a car.
Yeah—I’ve been scratching all day——LOL!
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