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Goji berries: the new miracle fruit?

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The expensive Tibetan goji berry is becoming so popular in the United States that some farmers grow them domestically. Travis Klingler of the Timpanogos Nursery near Manti, Utah produces 50,000 bushes a year and this is one of them. *Low resolution photo: 1600 x 1000 pixels* (Travis Klingler/courtesy of TJK Enterprises)

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More than a hundred businesses in the United States sell the increasingly more popular Tibetan goji berry. While some people claim the fruit cures everything from cancer to depression, the Food and Drug Administration is not convinced. (Cassandra Vinograd/CNS)

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More than a hundred businesses in the United States sell the increasingly more popular Tibetan goji berry. While some people claim the fruit cures everything from cancer to depression, the Food and Drug Administration is not convinced. (Cassandra Vinograd/CNS)

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More than a hundred businesses in the United States sell the increasingly more popular Tibetan goji berry. While some people claim the fruit cures everything from cancer to depression, the Food and Drug Administration is not convinced. (Cassandra Vinograd/CNS)

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More than a hundred businesses in the United States sell the increasingly more popular Tibetan goji berry. While some people claim the fruit cures everything from cancer to depression, the Food and Drug Administration is not convinced. (Cassandra Vinograd/CNS)

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A fruit grown in the Himalayas is touted by distributors as a miracle berry that can fight cancer, HIV and a host of other ailments. Nutritionists have their doubts.


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