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Bayer AG Joins the Fight Against HLB

The German pharmaceutical and chemical giant has committed to a three-year research agreement to combat citrus greening with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, a nonprofit created by the Florida citrus industry. The alliance was announced in The Wall Street


The German pharmaceutical and chemical giant has committed to a three-year research agreement to combat citrus greening with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, a nonprofit created by the Florida citrus industry. The alliance was announced in The Wall Street Journal. A bacterium transmitted by the Asian citrus psyllid, citrus greening hinders the flow of nutrition and slowly starves trees. Over the last decade, it has ravaged Florida groves. According to Florida Citrus Mutual, land devoted to citrus has declined by 437,000 acres. Twelve million dollars has been raised from Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and other companies that buy Florida citrus. These funds will offset the cost of Bayer researchers and lab expenses associated with the initiative.

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