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Florida's Natural launching campaign against imported orange juice

There are 37 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 9, 2007, titled Florida's Natural launching campaign against imported orange juice. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Florida was the undisputed leader in oranges and orange juice for more than a century before Brazil claimed the title not that many years ago.

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NativeFLgirl

Orlando, FL

#23 Nov 9, 2007
This is the only brand I purchase. Remember when we were children we had seasonal fruits and veggies - that is the way it should be - NAFTA can go to hell.
Phil

Mount Dora, FL

#24 Nov 9, 2007
That loud sucking noise you just heard was all the jobs in the citrus industry, from people who pick the fruit to the people who work in the plant to the people who work in the office's jobs all going somewhere south of the border (way south).

Guess who pays! YOU do! They've just been dumped onto uneployment rolls. Who pays for unemployment compensation? YOU do!'Nuff said.
Geography lesson

Orlando, FL

#25 Nov 9, 2007
Henry wrote:
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Try thinking very hard and you'll see the relationship. Think tomato from Mexico.
That is still not what this article is about. This is about oranges and orange juice. Try reading the article before commenting.

“UNLESS !!!!!!!”

Since: Nov 07

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#26 Nov 9, 2007
Sick of it All wrote:
Maybe we would not have to import oranges from other countries if we prevent our orange groves from being destroyed by land developers.
What an excellent statement!
florida native

Orlando, FL

#27 Nov 9, 2007
Having been raised on a citris farm in Florida, it's sad to see what has happened to the industry. Our politicians have sold us out to the cheapest labor in the world. Plant orange tree's not sub-divisions. This state has been trashed so much with developement, along with it's pollution, crime and traffic.
Geography lesson

Orlando, FL

#29 Nov 9, 2007
Henry wrote:
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Exactly who put you in charge of what comments are allowed, you idiot. You're too stupid to understand the relationship between imported oranges (a fruit...not unlike you...a fruit) and the tomato(a fruit).
For an expert in geography, you don't seem to know your asss from a hole in the ground.
Mind your own damn business and stop trying to moderate the board, dipshittt.
I won't be here again so you'll have to hold your last biting comment in. Too bad.
Wow! Why all the anger and hatred? I'm sorry you can only sit here and throw meaningless insults rather than actually discussing the topic at hand.
Geography lesson

Orlando, FL

#30 Nov 9, 2007
Sick of it All wrote:
Maybe we would not have to import oranges from other countries if we prevent our orange groves from being destroyed by land developers.
Excellent point!
Typical

Altamonte Springs, FL

#31 Nov 9, 2007
I only buy OJ that uses Florida oranges. I'd rather pay a little more and support our local citrus industry. It's better to have orange groves than housing developments! Remember why the county was named ORANGE COUNTY???

“UNLESS !!!!!!!”

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#32 Nov 10, 2007
Then vote -- and not for developers -- regardless of party
Typical

Altamonte Springs, FL

#33 Nov 10, 2007
LORAX wrote:
Then vote -- and not for developers -- regardless of party
I'm a "super voter", but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference who I vote for-- they're all in the pockets of the developers and the ones who aren't never win.

“UNLESS !!!!!!!”

Since: Nov 07

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#34 Nov 11, 2007
Typical wrote:
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I'm a "super voter", but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference who I vote for-- they're all in the pockets of the developers and the ones who aren't never win.
Sure if you continue to vote the status quo or "main" party. Your right, both the Dems and the GOP have no interest what so ever in representing every day citizens. There are alternatives and those parties could certainly use super voters. Until people stop playing the game by their (status quo) rules then nothing will change. District 34 just had a chance and a whole 6.3% showed up to vote - thats why the developers or the money continues to win.
kristen

Fort Worth, TX

#35 Nov 12, 2007
check out some of the videos Florida's Natural just released - quite funny! http://www.youtube.com/user/floridasnaturalbr...
DLowe

Toronto, Canada

#36 Jan 14, 2008
Agree with you. My 7 year old was quite found of them until we discovered they were made in China. She suggested they should change the name to China's Natural and further suggested that the company was lying about Florida. She is not far from the truth and we are not buying this product until we see Made in USA. My 7 year old understands why we cannot consume food made from the same country that makes our plastics etc.. without any environmental restraints.
Unbelievable wrote:
I find it funny that this company is pretending to be against imports, because the Florida Natural's fruit juice snacks are made in CHINA. I purchased a box recently and was surprised when I noticed the label said Made in China. How can something called Florida Natural's be made in China?

Since: Jan 08

Toronto, Canada

#37 Jan 14, 2008
Most people want to see US OJ. We need to hammer that message to the corporations that are trying to sneak it into out diets (just to help the EBITDA). Unacceptable.
Typical wrote:
I only buy OJ that uses Florida oranges. I'd rather pay a little more and support our local citrus industry. It's better to have orange groves than housing developments! Remember why the county was named ORANGE COUNTY???
floridalover

United States

#38 Jul 13, 2008
I have never liked racisim, even under the guise of consumer information. What will happen when the Brazilians ask the world to boycott Florida goods.
Eric Goff

Austin, TX

#39 Oct 24, 2008
uh folks, the back of my juice reads:

"Made in china, imported in NJ"

where does Florida come into it ?
Bill Lauer

Charlottesville, VA

#40 Sep 6, 2011
I'm all for domestic orange juice. Not so keen on the industry practices (not just Florida): http://www.antiagingjournal.org/orange-juice-...

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