California is a Super Food Producing State

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Almonds, Artichokes, Apples and Avocados, Oh My!

Why California’s drought is a disaster for your favorite fruits, vegetables & nuts.


As the maps above show, much of California’s agriculture is concentrated in the parts of the state that the drought has hit the hardest. For example: Monterey County, which is currently enduring an “exceptional drought,” according to the US Drought Monitor, grew nearly half of America’s lettuce and broccoli in 2012.


This article on California’s drought was originally published at MotherJones.com on February 24, 2014 and written by  and , to read it in its complete versoion, click here.

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