Another consequence of climate change could soon be reflected in your choice of breakfast beverages. As reported by Patrick Greenfield The guard“Orange juice prices are expected to continue to rise in the US after a bacterial disease and extreme weather conditions, compounded by global warming, devastated this season’s harvest.” Several hurricanes, along with deep freezes and then unbelievable Severe heat has meant that orange growers across Florida are experiencing a particularly difficult season, which Greenfield says the state accounts for more than 90% of the country’s supply. The problem is made even worse by citrus greening disease, which has been spread to many fruit trees by invasive insects.
“According to industry figures, US orange production would be at its lowest level in more than a century,” Greenfield said, while Matt Joyner, executive chairman of a grower trade association, explained that “supply and demand dictate that with such a reduced harvest will be the case.” there will be upward pressure on prices. It is believed that the increased prices could impact the market in the coming months.
Beyond the Florida-specific problems of hurricanes and invasive incest, however, other top orange-growing countries — such as Spain, Italy, and Brazil — are also facing many orange production problems stemming from various citrus greening issues, such as bacteria Candidatus liberibacter.