Healthy Living

Protecting the nation’s food supply and floral industry one inspection at a time

If you’re like me and enjoyed a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day – those flowers were likely subjected to rigorous inspections to keep the US food and floral industries safe.

In fact, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists inspected millions of flower stems in the days before the Mother’s Day holiday. While a relatively small number of harmful pests were found in the millions of stems inspected, a single dangerous pest could harm crops and the nation’s food supply.

AUDIO: Healthy Living on keeping food supply safe

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