Thursday, April 23, 2015

Damaging Agriculture Goods Intercepted

Recently Custom and Border Protection agents intercepted goods in Cincinnati that could be damaging to the United States agriculture sector. Read the article: High-risk Foreign Goods Intercepted to learn more about the goods that were intercepted. Then use the discussion points below to guide your conversations.

Discussion Points

  1. What types of goods were sent to the U.S., how were they disguised, and from what countries were they arriving from?
  2. If these goods mentioned would have been allowed to enter into the United States agriculture sector what could the effects have been?
  3. What do you feel would be the most devastating to United States agriculture if allowed past agents (invasive species, avian influenza, foot and mouth disease, crop diseases, etc.)? Explain your reasoning.

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