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Will genetic engineering save the orange?

Scientists are now looking at genetic engineering to save the orange from citrus greening disease

A disease that is destroying citrus crops around the world, and can't be contained by any pesticide has scientists looking to genetic engineering as a saviour.

The disease called citrus greening, which turns oranges sour and makes them half green, is threatening the $9 billion citrus industry in Florida.

Scientists are now looking at altering the organe's DNA with a gene from a different species in order to make it resistance to the disease.

But critics wonder if this transgenic juice would resonate with consumers who have long been told their OJ is 100% natural?

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