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  •  I don't know if that part is silly (4+ / 0-)

    Control of the entry of pests is a legitimate concern, no matter from where.

    •  what are the odds of Cuba (0+ / 0-)

      having some kind of agricultural pest that is not present in the USA?

      My point is that the broader the means of access, the more difficult it is to control such. Still, we have strange rules about bringing produce across the Canadian border, as if any insects that could live above or below it would not manage to migrate on their own.

      Gulf gusher? Gulf crusher, more like it.

      by Miep on Wed May 19, 2010 at 12:44:50 AM PDT

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      •  I don't know (2+ / 0-)
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        I'm not an agricultural scientist. And I do think it matters what part of the U.S. you're coming in to.

        •  importation of exotics (2+ / 0-)
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          is a hugely complicated issue. God, just look at the exotic pet trade & South Florida. Total mess down there; pythons in the swamps, etc.

          The driving factor, though, as Jill kind of suggested, is we humans traveling so much. Other stuff is bound to move around with us, one way or the other.

          Gulf gusher? Gulf crusher, more like it.

          by Miep on Wed May 19, 2010 at 01:05:52 AM PDT

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      •  If you include diseases, higher than you might (0+ / 0-)

        think, which are usually the biggest concern (except for California, where geography has kept some notable bad ass bugs at bay).

        "The central tenet of Buddhism is not 'Every man for himself'" - A Fish Called Wanda

        by the fan man on Wed May 19, 2010 at 07:17:08 AM PDT

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