Sunday, February 9, 2014

How the Drought Is Devastating California's #1 Food Export: Almonds

Source: http://gizmodo.com/how-the-drought-is-devastating-californias-1-food-exp-1517881858

How the Drought Is Devastating California's #1 Food Export: Almonds

California grows a mind-boggling amount of the nation's produce: 99 percent of artichokes, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, and on and on. That's why the record-breaking drought (yes, it's finally raining—no, it won't help much!) can affect your grocery bill, even if you live nowhere near California. But with almonds—the state's most lucrative agricultural export—the effect could reverberate for years.

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