Shanghai Destroys over 60 Tonnes of Pest-infected Bananas from the Philippines

Shanghai inspection watchdogs on Friday destroyed two batches of bananas imported from the Philippines, totaling 60.34 tonnes, after finding them infected by pineapple mealybugs. The Shanghai entry-exit inspection and Quarantine Bureau of Pudong burnt the imports on the spot.

The pineapple mealybug, which lives on plant surfaces, can eventually kill the whole plant. Once imported, the pest may lead to significant agricultural losses. 

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