Goodbye to Oranges?

The orange has become one of the world’s favorite fruits: In 2005, Americans ate nine million metric tons of them, and Brazilians consumed another five million. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the top producers of oranges worldwide in 2005 were Brazil with 17.8 million metric tons, and the United States with 8.4 million. However, we may be about to kiss goodbye to orange juice, marmalade, and duck á l’orange. Oranges worldwide are under attack from a whole spectrum of diseases, and in one serious case, growers are to blame.

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