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APHIS Prohibits the Importation of Pomegranate Arils from Peru into the United States due to Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata)

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) prohibits the importation of pomegranate arils from Peru into the United States. APHIS is taking this action in response to two detections of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) larvae in commercial shipments of pomegranate arils from Peru. 136 more words

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Fruit flies, Fruits Gone

We’ve never encountered fruit flies this bad.

If you’re in a desert and you happen to have a flowering mango tree in your garden, that simple thing is a joy. 509 more words

Bactrocera Invadens

#297 (buzz)

strawberry stains

on hot concrete

sizzling in the sun

fruit flies fighting

for the best spot

intoxicated creatures

a constant buzz

beneath their tiny wings… 19 more words

Poem

Alexa Humor

Time flies like an arrow, but, fruit flies like a banana.

Fruit flies pose food safety risk

Fruit flies have long been a source of annoyance for restaurant, foodservice and food processing operators. But now, new research shows that these tiny pests can play a more sinister role: spreading illness-inducing bacterial pathogens to food and food preparation surfaces. 480 more words

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Recycling bottled up

The Beer store empties
scent collects fruit-fly cloud. Seize
the little money.

Miscellany

Spiritual fruit flies

In her Bible study, “The Armor of God,” Priscilla Shirer describes leaving her house for 10 days forgetting that she left a bowl of ripe fruit on her kitchen table. 52 more words

Christianity