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How This Disease Could Wipe Out Citrus...Unless We Stop It

Season 1 Episode 2 | 10m 57s

Citrus trees are threatened by a devastating disease called Huanglongbing. In this episode of Hungry Planet, Niba visits Southern California, where she learns what UC Riverside researchers are doing to stop it. She also speaks with Food Forward, an organization that connects excess food to people who need it in California communities, including in areas hit by HLB.

Aired: 09/19/23
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