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The bananapocalypse is upon us

Mar 6, 2014
The world’s fourth most valuable crop is threatened by a fungus.
Posted In: bananas, fruit, fungus, pathogen, Agriculture
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The orange economy: Prices shoot up in hurricane season

May 31, 2013
An orange grower in Florida is not exactly celebrating high orange prices.
Posted In: fruit, oranges, Agriculture
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How Cuties marketed Mandarin oranges from fruit to brand

Apr 2, 2012
Smithsonian.com blogger Sarah Rich talks about how those little, seedless Mandarin oranges became a ubiquitous brand.
Posted In: Food, oranges, fruit, marketing

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