America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

It breaks my heart to hear how bad it has gotten in California. It is just unfathomable that it has gotten so bad. I agree growing your own victory garden would make a huge difference for most families to make ends meet.
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(NaturalNews) As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once.

Awareness of this is only now beginning to spread, but almost no one truly grasps the implications of what losing California’s Central Valley agricultural output means to grocery shoppers.

Almost no one realizes, for example, that one-third of all the produce grown in the United States comes out of California’s Central Valley. As the NYT explains:

Unlike the Midwest, which concentrates (devastatingly) on corn and soybeans, more than 230 crops are grown in the valley… melons, lettuce, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, chard, collards, prickly pears, almonds, pistachios, grapes and more tomatoes than anyone could conceive of in one place. (The valley is the largest supplier of canned tomatoes in the world too.)

That same article also mentions that 85% of the carrots consumed…

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Posted on March 17, 2015, in Everyday Life. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I read it takes 1 gallon of water for each almond produced by an almond tree

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