The Orange Issue

Citrus greening, caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus has been making an assault on citrus plants, leading them to be stunted and ruining orange and other economically important crops. As Amy Harmon reports in the New York Times, Florida growers are turning to biotech tools to try to save the orange.

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