Where Are Your Oranges From?
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October 8, 2009 – Amita Sharma, investigative reporter at KPBS, asks for your help in finding out where San Diego's oranges come from.
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Did local fields and farms produce the food on your dinner plate? Or did it come from other countries? How does this affect the cost, the taste and health of your food? We're trying to find out, and would like to ask for your help. Let's take oranges. We grow 95,000 tons of oranges each year in San Diego County. We export these oranges as far away as China. But what about the oranges you’re eating at home? How far have they traveled? You can help us get to the bottom of this. Go to your fruit bowl. Pick out an orange. There should be a sticker identifying the country or state where the oranges were grown. Leave a comment below, noting where your oranges are from. Include your zip code as well. I’ll report back in the next several weeks with what we learn. Thanks for your help.