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Latest U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Stories

2009-09-15 08:43:08

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.

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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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.