Monday, July 13 2020
The Spice House

Guest: Prof Don Huber – Is Biological Warfare to Blame For Our Citrus Blight?

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Because the Asian Citrus Psyllid has been destroying citrus groves in Florida, California, Texas and Arizona. Because of this, you’ll be paying more for oranges, orange juice and other citrus products this winter, because pathogens and molds have suddenly appeared in our citrus. Additionally, there is a reason. You will want to listen to our expert guest.

I have been following this story for years. because we watched as members of the citrus industry and the University  have pushed forward to genetically modified oranges.

The billion dollar citrus industry in the United States is in trouble.  Your citrus trees affected by citrus greening are being wiped out.  In addition, crop production is at record lows. You and I will be paying the price at the grocery store.

I pulled out the Food Nation Radio Interview Archives: I spoke with Professor Don Huber about the sources of the problem. One is the pesky Asian Citrus Psyllid.  A USDA report, co-authored by Professor Huber is shocking. I was surprised to hear the pest have been intentionally introduced into the United States. A biological warfare and economic sabotage story I could not believe.

 

About elizabethd

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.

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