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Oranges: The Bittersweet Story of the Golden Fruit

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With the advent of artificial refrigeration in the 19th centuries, oranges then became big business and widely available to all. By the mid-1880s it's said more than 2.5 million cases of Italian citrus fruit arrived in New York every year. However, as Bridget Kendall reveals, these days their production also has a bitter side - the sad plight of many of the orange pickers, the negative impact of the orange juice industry on the diversity of orange trees, and small profit margins for the growers

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