9/26/2013

New Zealand has stopped shopping apples to China after three shipments were quarantined with "post-harvest" rot. The condition, which is caused by the fungus Neofabraea alba, doesn't pose a food-safety risk, but it has been identified as a plant pest, the government said. About 9,500 tons of the 320,000 tons of apples shipped from New Zealand this year went to China.

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