Sugar tax roundup

After backing California into setting a ban on local sugar taxes by threatening to bring forward an initiative to ban most local taxes, opponents of soda and beverage taxes are using ballot initiatives in a slightly different tactic in Washington state. According to reports, [...]

More South African lemons for juice

South Africa is increasing plantings of many citrus varieties, including oranges, lemons, and soft citrus (clementines, mandarins, satsumas)—lemons and soft citrus tree plantings are growing especially quickly. Lemon bearing trees and production are up 12 percent and 49 percent, respectively, over two years, while [...]

Macadamia nuts: A fit for Florida?

Subtropical macadamia nuts originated in Australia, but production has expanded to a number of suitable regions to satisfy rising global demand for mac nutmeat and oil. Young trees require about ten years to achieve commercial yields and then may continue to produce nuts for [...]