Skip to comments."Dangerous" beetle found at Los Angeles airport
Posted on 01/05/2011 12:56:02 PM PST by george76
U.S. customs officials said on Wednesday they had found a beetle considered one of the world's most dangerous agricultural pests in a shipment of rice arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. Agricultural specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found an adult khapra beetle, eight larvae and a shed skin in a shipment of Indian rice from Saudi Arabia ...
Earlier this year, border protection officials in Detroit found a khapra beetle in a shipment of tile from China.
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Ringo is dangerous?
Who ships rice via air freight?
if they found one, 10,000 already got thru.
Just another illegal alien and anchor babies. Nothing to see here and its time to move on.
Thanks a lot, China.
They gave us the damn stink bugs and the snakeheads (fish)... we don’t need any more of their pests.
Saudi Arabia and DEE troit ... always a great combination for us. China? Not our best friends. These little devils they are shipping over here are death to ag crops.
Beat me to it.
Must be pretty dangerous, I remember reading about the
Great Pyramid of Khapra...
John was the dangerous one...;-)
A food manufacturing company I used to work for buys all it’s ingedients from Paraguay (Sugars) and China (Aspertame and all additives). The critters that crawl from the bags from paraguay are right out of Jurasic Park, entemology sequel. The stuff from china is always full of metal bits and grindings, cockroaches, and bits of plastic.
That must have been some gooood rice, huh. They might want to check it for other substances.
You forgot their flying carp.
I could imagine what gets through when you see the snakes & spiders that ride into the US on the bananas...
Especially Indian rice from Saudi Arabia? I once sent Japanese rice by air freight, but only because it was included in my moving allowance.
Kudzu too, but we brought that over all by ourselves.
My mind is boggling at the thought of how much it would cost to ship a pallet of rice via air freight. It just lept out at me.
.....and Emerald Ash Borers.
I knew a pilot who hauled live cattle in a 747.
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