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Destructive moth found in soybean shipment

Friday - 5/16/2014, 4:38pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection say agriculture specialists intercepted a destructive moth at the Port of Baltimore in a shipment of organic soybeans from China.

The agency said Friday that the moth, Nemapogon gersimovi, feed on seeds and grains. It was discovered May 2 in a 50,000 pound shipment of soybeans headed to Pennsylvania for animal feed.

Customs and Border Protection ordered the shipper to re-export or destroyed the shipment. The importer re-exported the shipment.


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