New Mexico Gov.
Susana Martinez said on Wednesday she has no idea how to stop or contain the spread and destruction of E coli bacteria.
“No, I don’t know what the best way is to stop E.coli.
The way I would do that is to take it out of the community,” Martinez said.
“So, I would take it to the farmer, and we would use the technology we have and make sure that they were spraying the same things that they’re spraying.
But, if they don’t do it that way, we are going to continue to be exposed to it.
So, I’m not sure how I would go about stopping it.”
Martinez was responding to questions from reporters after a meeting of the governor’s environmental and agriculture task force in Albuquerque, where she was meeting with local farmers to discuss the spread.
She was joined by the agriculture task forces of New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov.
The governors said they had not yet discussed the issue with each other and that they have been working with state agencies to implement strategies to stop transmission.
The governors said their task forces have been conducting studies and conducting a survey that has identified ways in which to use technology to prevent transmission, but they said they would need to consult with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before they can take action.
New Mexico Governor Susana M. Martinez, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Agriculture Task Force chair Dr. Jeffrey Stolzenberg at a press conference on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
(AP Photo/Marlene Pomerantz)”I don’t think that is a question that is going to go away.
That’s why I don.
We are going with the best technology that we can,” Martinez told reporters.
“But, at the same time, I can’t make any decisions until I see what we’re doing.”
The governor said she has been discussing with her agricultural task force the need to implement a plan to protect New Mexicans from the spread or destruction of the E. Coli bacteria.
New Mexican agriculture officials said the state’s food production is down a third from last year, and the Department of Agriculture says it expects a further three percent decline this year.
In addition, the New Mexico Department of Health says the state has a higher rate of hospitalizations than it did in 2016.
New Mexico has also had more than 20 new cases of E-coli in the past six weeks, a sharp rise from the 12 cases in the previous nine weeks.
Martinez has also been pushing for states to adopt a “zero tolerance” policy on E.
In New Mexico and neighboring states, farmers are required to treat crops that have been contaminated with E. coli, and New Mexico also has passed a law that requires anyone who has been exposed to the bacteria to wash their hands and surfaces before they harvest.
She also wants to see a statewide food-borne outbreak test system, a plan that would require the state to hire an independent laboratory to test all foods sold in the state, which could potentially cost the state $1.3 million to $2 million a year.
The governor said the current food-safety laws are insufficient.
“You can’t get around it, because it’s not an issue of the federal government,” she said.