By Taryn EwingBloomberg • September 16, 2018 8:45 pm EDTA decade ago, citrus growers had a hard time finding enough citrus in their fields.
The trees were too tall, too broad and too green.
But now, the industry is on the brink of another big change: In a few short years, citrus will be a big part of the food supply.
The new market could become the largest in the world, dwarfing the one for soybeans and wheat and the one in pork.
The rise of citrus and its many other fruits has been driven by a huge change in how humans eat them.
In the last century, fruits and vegetables were primarily consumed by the rich, the wealthy and the educated.
Now, the rich are using more fruits and vegetable products for their everyday lives, while the middle class and low-income Americans are using less.
In a few years, those consumers could be in the billions of dollars, according to industry forecasts.
The average American family now consumes more fruits, vegetables and meat than in the past decade, the Pew Research Center said in a report released in July.
The report, “Citrus: The Rise and Fall of a New Food,” analyzed consumer trends in more than 100 countries in the 20th century.
In countries with strong agricultural economies, such as China and India, the increase in consumption was even faster.
In other cases, such changes were relatively slow.
In the U.S., the shift in how people eat fruit and vegetables is largely driven by changes in consumer behavior.
While Americans ate an average of roughly two servings of fruits and veggies per day in the last decade, that dropped to less than one per week.
They also ate less meat and dairy.
But that change was temporary, said Steve Binder, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who studies food trends.
In China, the opposite trend was happening.
In recent years, people in China, India and elsewhere have become increasingly concerned about their health.
People are eating less fruit and vegetable, as well as dairy and meat, said Daniel M. Leavitt, a senior research scientist at the UIC College of Agriculture.
People in developing countries are also buying less fruits and less meat, which means they’re also eating less meat.
In places like China and Japan, people are eating more fruits.
But while the trends have been dramatic, they are far from universal.
In many countries, including China, China and Indonesia, people do not eat much fruit and have a high fat and salt intake.
That’s partly because people in the developed world have a diet of mostly meat, fruit and dairy products.
In developing countries, where food is scarce, people eat less fruits, and a higher proportion of their daily calories comes from vegetables, the report said.
The shift toward more and more fruits also has implications for the climate.
Because fruits and other vegetables contain a lot of nitrogen, people can eat more of them, especially in countries that are developing.
People in China and other developing countries eat more fruit, and in developing regions, they eat more meat, the study found.
In India, about 25% of people ate more fruits in 2016 than they did in 1980.
In Japan, that rose to almost 40%.
For a while, there was hope that China could avoid the problem of overconsumption.
In 2011, President Xi Jinping promised to curb the use of pesticides and to boost agriculture, a promise that would help the economy grow faster.
But since Xi came to power, China has been growing more quickly than any other country, and its farmers are still struggling to feed themselves.
That has put pressure on the country’s environment, especially the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is expected to increase.
In 2016, China began reducing its use of fertilizers, pesticides and other harmful chemicals, and began phasing out most of its reliance on coal.
China’s environmental watchdog, the State Council, also began regulating pesticide use.
The government also has taken steps to reduce carbon emissions.
But as the country has grown, more and bigger changes have come, as China’s agricultural industry has shifted to the use more energy-intensive technologies, such, growing grain.
And the shift has been partly driven by China’s growing middle class, said Leavititt, the UIP professor.
But now, as people are spending more time and money on food, the changes in how they eat are going to accelerate.
The U.K.’s Ministry of Agriculture said last week that it would phase out the use, or production, of most fertilizers in 2020, a move it said would reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions and increase the yield of crops.
China, which has a far greater population, is working to reduce its reliance more than any country, said Michael Spence, an agriculture economist at Oxford University.
In China, farmers can’t produce enough