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After shipping containers were removed from the border wall gaps, Arizona farmers raise concerns over food safety
(Megan Myers, Fox News) YUMA, Ariz. – The border crisis is jeopardizing the nation’s food security as migrants trespass through farmland, contaminating crops, two Arizona farmers with fields near the southern border told Fox News.
“There’s obviously a food safety concern because our fields are monitored and audited and tested for different pathogens,” Pasquinelli Produce Company President Alex Muller told Fox News. “If there’s somebody that walks into our field and then we don’t know about why we put up flags and kind of mark it out and we don’t harvest that.”
“That hits the bottom line,” Muller said. “It’s not sustainable. It’s not good for the country.”
Yuma — the country’s agricultural leader in leafy green production during the winter months — provides about 90% of the nation’s supply of romaine and iceberg lettuce, according to the Department of Agriculture. It supplies around 9 billion servings of leafy greens per year, but farmers fear…Migrants exploiting border wall gaps contaminate crops, threaten nation’s food security, Arizona farmers say | Fox News