There’s a Place That’s Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It’s Not California.

A cotton field in Georgia. Georgia Department of Agriculture/Flickr

De-Californifying the US fruit and vegetable supply. 

Here’s the Real Problem With Almonds

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The nut apologists missed some important facts.

Overpumping of Groundwater Is Contributing to Global Sea Level Rise

Irrigation in California's San Joaquin Valley GomezDavid/iStock

Drilling for water could account for as much as 7 percent of sea level rise.

California Is Pumping Water That Fell to Earth 20,000 Years Ago

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And it’s not going to be replaced any time soon.

Will Obama’s Ag Chief Wimpify the 2015 Dietary Guidelines to Please Big Meat?

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The industry’s new PR slogan: “Hands off my hot dog.” 

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