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2009-09-15 08:43:08

In Draft Response by APHIS to Petitioners A new report from the National Research Council finds that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is within its broad regulatory authority to classify California's invasive Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) as an "actionable" pest, which the agency asserted in a draft response document to two petitions questioning the classification.  However, the Research Council report says that APHIS would benefit...

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2008-09-11 12:57:28

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced new guidelines for shipping live fish across state lines in light of a virus that is deadly for fish. Fish wholesalers have already responded saying that the new regulations will deal a large financial blow to the industry. The virus, called viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, doesn't affect humans, but it is deadly for fish. It has already accounted for several fish deaths in all of the Great Lakes...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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