Mexican avocado importers push for 50-state access

07/19/2004 12:00:00 AM
Jim Offner

Careful steps are needed, Affleck said.

“Prudence would suggest you’d wait before bringing it into the backyard until you’re sure there’s no problem,” he said. “No one in this industry is saying that this should be forever. We’re just saying this ought to be done on a step-by-step prudent scientific track. That’s our position.”

Fears about pests and a potential weight on prices are unfounded, Brown said.

“Mexico is a very well-organized industry; the people there have a very fine-tuned organization,” he said.

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