Latest Citrus Stories

2005-08-17 10:15:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday will issue a preliminary decision on its investigation into whether imports of Brazilian orange juice were sold at unfair prices below production costs. A department spokeswoman said it would make the anti-dumping duty announcement at about 1:30 p.m. EDT. Florida Citrus Mutual, the state's largest growers organization, asked the U.S. government on December 27 to impose anti-dumping duties on Brazilian imports of frozen...

2005-07-06 16:03:53

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - It will take at least 2 more years to halt an outbreak of citrus canker that already has forced Florida's commercial growers to destroy more than 5 percent of their trees, officials in the $9.1 billion industry said on Wednesday. Florida produces more than three-fourths of the United States' citrus fruit and its 10-year campaign to eradicate the disease suffered a devastating blow last year when a trio of hurricanes spread the canker-causing bacteria...

2005-03-30 07:50:00

The fruit and its juice can trigger potentially dangerous consequences HealthDay News -- One day in 1989, a Canadian medical scientist, a former world-class runner, was noodling around in his laboratory when he made a stunning accidental discovery, one that is still reverberating today in the world of pharmacology. His totally unexpected finding: grapefruit juice interfered with the action of an important blood pressure drug. Dr. David Bailey, the first Canadian to run a four-minute mile,...

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