Monday, July 10, 2006

Immigrants & Oranges

The debate over immigration reform may mean you'll pay more for orange juice this year.

Citrus growers in Florida say as many as six-million boxes of Valencia oranges will rot on the trees. They don't have enough workers to pick the fruit. And they say that's because of the uncertainity over immigration laws. It's creating a shortage of fruit pickers. (St Pete Times)

1 comment:

LonewackoDotCom said...

This is just the latest in a very long series of propaganda containing dire warnings from growers. Articles just like this have been appearing for literally decades. No, really:

One solution to their "problem" is mechanization, already underway in some Florida groves:

And, of course, Bush is on the wrong side: