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Citrus Greening: Florida's Battle to Preserve an Iconic Industry
In 2021, Florida witnessed its most disastrous orange crop since World War II. This devastation is attributed to an insect waging war on the state's valuable citrus trees. These afflicted trees are victims of citrus greening, resulting in the production of small, misshapen fruit. The contrast is stark, highlighting the destructive potential of this disease, which can ultimately prove fatal for the trees.
Food Fraud Exposed: 11 Most Counterfeited Culinary Delights Worldwide
It takes over 40 gallons of sap to make just one jug of real maple syrup. That's why a single bottle can cost ten dollars. Grocery stores are flooded with imitation syrups that lack any maple sap. In fact, many expensive foods we love might not be the real thing. This includes Wasabi, vanilla, and truffle oil. The primary reason behind this deception is money. While some of this deception is legal, as long as products disclose they aren't authentic, it's often illegal, involving criminal rings behind these counterfeit foods. Globally, the fraudulent food industry could be worth up to 40 billion dollars.