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The Threat to Orange Juice

Monday, March 04, 2013

The U.S. orange industry is under siege from a disease killing citrus trees. Anna Kuchment, senior editor at Scientific American, talks about possible solutions and what it means for consumers.

 

Guests:

Anna Kuchment

Comments [8]

Population Control

When is population controls going to be discussed? Four Billion Overpopulated and concerns over Oranges, Bananas, and Milk are being discussed now. Wow, that's good timing.

Aug. 05 2013 10:37 PM
Alexander Smart

My recommendtion is to spray the crop with ionic colloidal silver in a base of distilled water! It's is relatively inexpensive. Silver is our most powerful anti-pathenogenic!

Aug. 05 2013 07:32 PM
superf88

2003 article published in the Guardian, "In 10 years we may have no bananas":
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2003/jan/16/gm.science

Mar. 04 2013 11:58 AM
afds

You are blaming illegally imported orange plants? millions are/were legally brought in (for, among other things, chinese new year)

and walmart, home depot etc sell plants from all over the globe.

Mar. 04 2013 11:57 AM
Caitlin

Are orange trees, like each variety of apples, all genetically identical?

Mar. 04 2013 11:57 AM

Monoculture bad.
Diverse crop growing is helpful

Mar. 04 2013 11:51 AM
superf88

love to hear any "conspiracy" backstory.

reminds me of this 2003 article published in the Guardian, "In 10 years we may have no bananas":
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2003/jan/16/gm.science

The solution so far has been chemical pesticides and GMO bananas -- a true boon to two powerful businesses. And lots of bananas!

Mar. 04 2013 11:00 AM
simpsonsmovieblew

On a related note -- Washington's Aspartame Lobby is attempting to redefine "Milk?"

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/02/28/why-your-kids-may-soon-be-drinking-diet-milk

Mar. 04 2013 10:55 AM

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