Mexico lime industry soured by disasters

Prices triple in some areas as the country's hurricane and plague-hit groves produce less.

    Mexico's lime groves have been hit by disease and bad weather, forcing the price of the fruit to spike.

    In many places the price has more than tripled in recent weeks.

    Last year's hurricane in the country's major lime growing area and a disease called Yellow Dragon plague have caused groves to yield less fruit.

    Mexico produces most of the world's limes, so the impact has been felt globally.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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