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Orange Juice Prices Could “Increase Substantially” As Hurricane Pummels Florida’s Top Citrus Grow Region

Zero Hedge | Sept.29, 2022

Hurricane Tropical Storm Ian could soon drive up orange juice prices at the supermarket as the powerful storm tears through the central-southwest part of the state where large citrus groves reside.

Donald Keeney, a meteorologist at Maxar Technologies Inc., told Bloomberg that 90% of the state’s citrus crop is in Ian’s path, including three top-producing counties.

There’s not a thing in the world you can do to protect crops.

All the areas are going to have impact. It could be the the final straw for some Florida growers,” said Raymond Royce, executive director at Highlands County Citrus Growers Association in Sebring, Florida. 

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1 Comment on Orange Juice Prices Could “Increase Substantially” As Hurricane Pummels Florida’s Top Citrus Grow Region

  1. Humans evolved as hunter gatherers, so human metabolism simply did not evolve to process high density carbohydrate foods — organized agriculture first introduced these foods at a time when the human diet was still more balanced — but today modern processed foods contain things like high fructose corn syrup that really should be regarded as toxic — a growing body of evidence indicates that carbohydrates are the main culprit in obesity, and that diet advice to avoid fat has been wrong.

    OJ is practically pure carbohydrate; it’s little but sugar — in that sense, it’s equivalent to soda — no one should drink either.

    Just eat an orange now and then and avoid the concentrated juice — surprisingly, cabbage also contains a lot of vitamin C.

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