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To juice or not to juice? That is the question.
January 22, 2015 A study suggests that when it comes to oranges, juice may unlock more of some beneficial nutrients for our bodies to absorb than fruit does. But don't use that as an excuse to gulp down OJ just yet.
A new comic features Captain Citrus teaming up with the Avengers to defeat a villain. The new superhero, who uses the power of the sun to generate "energy items," is sponsored by Florida's citrus industry.
September 21, 2014 Captain Citrus was sponsored by Florida's orange growers, whose profits are being hurt by disease and declining consumer demand for orange juice. They hope the comic character will boost sales.
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An orange showing signs of "citrus greening" this spring in Fort Pierce, Fla.
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August 26, 2014 Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.
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Oranges for sale at a market in Rio de Janeirol.
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February 22, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to block imports of Brazilian orange juice for the next 18 months could drive wholesale prices of concentrated orange juice up by 20 to 45 percent. The industry agrees that higher prices are indeed likely because orange juice already is in short supply.
Oranges for sale at a market in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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January 11, 2012 Low levels of a fungicide called carbendazim have been found in orange juice products that contained juice imported from Brazil. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is detaining orange juice imports from all countries to check for the chemical.
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