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Resource ID: #19547
Subject: Agriculture
Source: South Florida Business Journal (Miami)
Date: 2002-04-22



The state of Florida passed a law allowing the state to kill healthy orange trees that were supposedly exposed to a disease called citrus canker. This bacterium hurts the appearance of the fruit but does not harm the trees and is harmless to humans and animals. Van Drake discovered this law passed due to pressure from the citrus industry, who was afraid of foreign competition.

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