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Sacramento, CA — Saying it plans to take a “global approach” to fighting fruit flies, the US Agriculture Department announced a five-year plan to enhance the nation´s protection against the Mediterranean fruit fly and similar pests.

Exotic fruit flies threaten hundreds of crops, including many California-grown fruits and vegetables.

The USDA says it will tighten prevention efforts in the US, and support programs to combat fruit flies in Mexico as well as Caribbean and Central American nations.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh