More in the Ongoing Saga About Australian Honeybee Imports

The Associated Press reports a little story today headlined, "Beekeepers fear sting of imported Australian hives."

I can't pretend to possess the expertise (omniscience?) to know whether or not honeybee imports from Australia are a good idea or a disaster waiting to happen, but I strongly suspect that the USDA cannot be trusted to do a thorough job of anything, so one is hardly put at ease by reading about the "measures" they're taking to ensure a safe, appropriate process in authorizing these imports. (Anyone remember the failures of surveillance and regulatory protection surrounding the Mad Cow Disease scandal a few years back?)

Read all about it here, on the New York Times site.

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