A pest called the Asian Citrus Psyllid has been busy in the citrus groves in Florida, California, Texas and Arizona. As a result, you’ll be paying more for oranges, orange juice and other citrus products this winter.

The Food Nation Radio Network has been following this story for the past two years and watched as certain members of the citrus industry in Florida (along with biotech industry help from the University

of Florida) have pushed forward an agenda of adopting a genetically modified orange.

How is it possible that the billion dollar citrus industry in the United States is in this position?  Citrus trees affected by citrus greening are destroyed, crop production is at record lows and consumers will be paying the price at the grocery store.

Elizabeth Dougherty spoke with Professor Don Huber about the source of the problem; the pesky Asian Citrus Psyllid.  In a report issued by the USDA, co-authored by Professor Huber, you’ll hear the pest may have been intentionally introduced into the United States as a form of biological warfare and economic sabotage.


About elizabethd

Almost every talk show host has the dream of national syndication, Elizabeth Dougherty has accomplished it.  This Bishop Moore High School and NYIT grad grew up listening to Orlando radio and now hosts her own syndicated show "The Dougherty Report."  In 2010, Dougherty created the "Florida Favors Radio Show” and "Food Nation Radio Network" to talk about food, restaurants, trends and evolving food safety policies. Sensing the need to cover more relevant subjects, she changed the name and focus of the program to “The Dougherty Report” and developed an entertaining yet informative show that discusses social issues and public policy.  The show is about people, not politics, and Dougherty breaks down for listeners the collusion between government and big business versus the average citizen.  Having spent years among representatives on Capitol Hill, networking in one of the most private business clubs in D.C. and a former member of Reagan's Presidential Roundtable, Elizabeth brings an insider perspective to share with her audience on "The Dougherty Report." 

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