Relax, Orange Juice Prices Aren't Spiking


Remember when we couldn't stop talking about the spike in orange juice prices? OK, well pretend that you do. Turns out we don't have to worry, because those fears have been greatly exaggerated.

This all started back in January when some orange juice in Brazil got tainted with fungicide. That combined with cold weather meant "orange juice futures hit an all-time high." (Orange juice futures. Who knew?) And while we worried this increase would be reflected in the price of OJ at the supermarket, it looks like things are going to be all right in the end.

Just a few weeks later, those concerns have abated after the government said the juice is safe to drink and the weather has improved. There should be plenty of oranges, and juice, to go around.

If you're interested, the USA Today article has the boring facts and figures. Suffice it to say, the price of orange juice is rising at an expected rate, and there's no need to panic. Not about juice, at least.

Now we can move on to more important issues, like whether people who prefer their OJ without pulp realize they're wrong.

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