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Restaurants take extreme measures to cope with lime crisis
« on: April 22, 2014, 06:45:27 AM »

by Tim Donnelly
April 22, 2014

Welcome to the great lime panic of 2014.

A huge shortage is the result of a nasty cocktail of conditions in Mexico, where 97 percent of US limes are grown. Heavy rains knocked the blossoms off many trees, reducing yield. A bacteria that’s long been ravaging citrus trees in Mexico didn’t help either, but the real trouble came when criminals and drug cartels started looting the groves and hijacking delivery trucks.

A case of limes used to cost as little as $30; prices have shot up to as high as $200. And the limes are smaller — golf-ball-sized fruit that doesn’t produce much juice.

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Re: Restaurants take extreme measures to cope with lime crisis
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 12:19:22 PM »
that's gonna put a crimp in a lot of cocktails!
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