No! Not my Orange Juice!!!

I love OJ. Not the acquitted former football player (or was it baseball?), but the juice that comes out of orange-colored oranges. For me, OJ is the perfect restorative drink; I love having a good quart of it after rugby practice or just to quench my thirst. I feel quite good after a good long gulping session.

The UK Observer Magazine is reporting (via TreeHugger) that Oranges and their juice aren’t that good on the environment.

Making a litre of fresh orange juice requires 958 litres of water for irrigation and 2 litres of tractor fuel. Then there are the pesticides. Orange production uses more than any other food crop.

Boo! Hiss!!! One of the commenters on this post makes a good point: until they find an alternative that is as tasty (and nutritious!), it’s going to be tough to get people to stop buying OJ. Unfortunately, now that I’m on this Eco-friendly/Green trend, I may have to seriously curtail my consumption of OJ.

What do you think, my friends? Is this stretching the whole Eco-argument too far?


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