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Matt McLean Discusses Citrus Greening Disease

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The Organic View

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America organic citrus is truly the best in the world. Unfortunately, there may be an issue with this year’s crop due to a disease citrus farmers are battling called citrus greening. It is otherwise known in the industry as HLB, which is short for Huanglongbing or yellow dragon disease. It is one of the more serious citrus diseases devastating American citrus crops significantly.

In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Matt McLean, CEO & Founder, Uncle Matt’s Organic, Inc. Matt ventured into the organic juice business in 1999 with a passion for healthy living as well as a long family history of growing citrus in Florida. Matt’s goal was, and still is, to produce the highest quality juice, using only premium 100% organically-grown fruit that is free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

What is causing this disease and how are organic citrus farmers battling this disease? How will this disease impact the price of juice and fresh produce? Stay tuned!