The U.S. government is responding with a multiagency strategy for regulating and protecting the nation’s food supply at Otay Mesa Port of Entry, one of the busiest commercial ports along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to U-T San Diego.
In the California Highway Patrol parking lot, there are white trailers packed with scientific equipment used to test U.S.-bound agricultural imports for various contaminants and pathogens.
The mobile laboratories belong to the Food and Drug Administration and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Both groups’ units have been funded with national security money from the Department of Homeland Security.
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