The importation of new fruits into the United States is great; however after reviewing the proposed rule, there seems to be too much at risk with the importation of Chinese sand pears. There are 16 pests that can possibly be introduced to the United States if proper measures are not followed by the producers, packinghouses and anyone involved in the importation. I think looking into fertility management would perhaps help decrease such risks in the importation of Chinese sand pears. Taking measures such as the pears being in importation in commercial consignments is a great idea because there is definitely less risk of introducing new pests into another country. Perhaps further research on how this will affect pear growers and their fruit in the United States would allow this proposed rule to gain acceptance.
Chinese sand pears: foreshadow of apple imports?
01/24/2012 03:55:00 PM