Re: Mexican Avocado Alert
Thu, 17 Aug 95 15:43:05 PDT
>> This Action Must Be Challenged.
>What's wrong with Mexican Avacados?
> Mike Mayer (414) 751-3557 Mike.Mayer@plexus.com
> Technology Group, Inc. Neenah, WI
Nothing Mike its the hitchhikers. The bugs they have there we have been fighting to keep away from here.. If they find one fruit fly our fruit get quarantine we get sprayed and cannot sell our crop. Even though it looks great and you cannot see any fly we still cannot sell our fruit ANYWHERE . We cannot ship our fruit nor sell anywhere in the U.S. and we live here. We can not even move the fruit we lose . Now the USDA wants to let in fruit from places that have fruit fly and worse . How can they stop us from selling fruit within so many miles of a fruit fly find and yet let in avocados from other places that have more of the pests then we do into the country. We could not send our fruit to New York or Chitown yet they are going to let other countries where the fly lives ship their stuff to the U.S. Once cheeper mexican fruit get into the U.S. say New York and they are cheeper than Ca. i feel you will see mexican fruit in Ca. the USDA is not set up to stop it and soon the pest
will be here and we will not be able to sell our crop and we will be sprayed to death . Don't get me wrong it sound like I have something against Mexican avocados I don't its just that we have too many pests now and don't need anymore. The USDA is supposed to be keeping bugs out and they are the one that preach 0 med fly and they are the ones that stop us from selling our fruit because someone found a fruit fly 7 miles away. For years they have been keeping the Mexican Avocados out because of the pests. Now what gives?Are the pest gone all of a sudden . We had to wait months to see if any fly was found. You mean they cannot find the fly or other pests in the Mexican avocado growing areas anymore. I doubt it. If they can sell their fruit from areas where there are pests why can't we. Because prevention is better than cure. So why put a burden on our own farmers and yet give a free pass to others that may do more damage.