More ethanol means more expensive orange juice

Orange juice prices are set to soar as Brazilian orange growers plunge further into sugar cane, which is used in bioethanol, according to a summary of a report in the Youmiuri Shimbum.

According to the Japan Fruit Juice Association, switching from orange to sugarcane cultivation has been promoted in Brazil, which accounts for about 60 percent of global orange juice output, leading to a worldwide decline in orange production.

I bet grapefruit juice follows (more’s the pity).

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