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http://twitter.com/#!/danmoser1961/status/462237522911711232

Not only have Mexican lime farmers had to deal with bad weather and plant disease, but a drug cartel has discovered that hijacking lime shipments is pretty profitable. PolicyMic reports:

Mother Nature had already been threatening Mexican limes for a while: A severe drought was followed by the spread of a bacterial disease (huanglongbing) that attacks citrus trees, then by a harsh winter that killed tree blossoms. As the lime supply grew more and more valuable, a Mexican gang saw an opening for an investment opportunity.

As a result the price of limes has quadrupled over the last year.

http://twitter.com/#!/kmeyerpdx/status/461692824917127168

Limes are integral to Mexican food and cocktails so this doesn’t bode well for upcoming Cinco de Mayo festivities.

http://twitter.com/#!/BloombergNews/status/462230402632273920

There are some deniers.

http://twitter.com/#!/SaidGeneva/status/462057533440397312

But the crisis is real.

http://twitter.com/#!/CrepesofWrath/status/462021789435330561
http://twitter.com/#!/CMoecks/status/461694649015361537
http://twitter.com/#!/PamEngel12/status/462022114611314688

The horror.

Bars and restaurants are being forced to take extreme measures

http://twitter.com/#!/cabrasted/status/462027760786231296
http://twitter.com/#!/MathewPassy/status/459668543760769024

http://twitter.com/#!/danmoser1961/status/462242616117960705

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/02/cinco-de-mayo-looks-bleak-for-margarita-and-mojito-lovers-as-limeageddon-looms-pics/

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