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U.S. officials announced final regulations to further safeguard the nation's food supply on Monday, only three days after outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said he was greatly worried that food was easy prey to a terrorist attack.
The Plodia interpunctella or Indianmeal moth is a member of the Pyralidae family and occasionally referred to as the North American High-Flyer. The larvae are also called waxworms that feed on dry grains and cereals. The females of the species can lay any where from 60 to 400 eggs in her lifetime. She will do so where there is a good food supply for the larvae. Each egg is less than 0.02 inches in diameter and tends not adhere well to the surface on which it is laid. The eggs will...
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