How Customs Protects American Agriculture

TSA wants you to discard your water bottles and remove your shoes; Customs is concerned primarily with drugs and explosives, but food and agricultural products are also often a reason for why passengers may be stopped and searched. That Parma ham and stinky French brie you wrapped in your socks might make it through, but they might not. Fruits (which contain seeds, an agricultural concern) along with vegetables, rice, cured meat, and anything that could contain an invasive species of insect is confiscated. But after it’s placed into contraband bins, what happens to it?

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