Was anyone thinking about others’ fears? Want to think global or not?
Mexican officials have banned all strawberries from the Central Coast if they are within 1.9 miles of a light brown apple moth meaning strawberries from fields like these off San Andreas Road likely won’t be going to Mexico.
If the ban stays in effect through this year’s strawberry season, it could cost county growers about $1.9 million in lost revenue, according to local estimates. Virtually no Santa Cruz County strawberries — by far the county’s largest crop — would be allowed across the border.