CALIFORNIA: ‘ Salad Bowl of the World without Water means No more Green Salad ‘


#AceFoodNews – July.27: Farmers in California’s Salinas Valley churn out nearly two-thirds of the salad greens and half of the broccoli grown in the United States. Its leafy-green dominance has earned it the nickname “the salad bowl of the world.”

And while the Central Valley’s farm economy reels under the strain of drought—it’s expected to sustain $2.7 billion worth of drought-related losses—Salinas farms are operating on all cylinders, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

What gives? It all comes down to water sources.

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