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Hey, did you guys know that there is an epic, legendary, once in a millennia drought going on in the southwest of the United States? Who knew? The Axios afternoon email thingie knew, that’s who:
|America’s salad bowl is in trouble: Price hikes coming for tomatoes, onions and garlic next year.
- “There’s just not enough water to grow everything that we normally grow,” California Board of Food and Agriculture president Don Cameron told Reuters.
Zoom in: California accounts for 95% of the nation’s processed tomato production and 35% of global production, Axios’ Sareen Habeshian reports.
- Kraft told Reuters it couldn’t rule out price increases — but can guarantee ketchup and other products on the shelves.
Zoom out: The Southwest is gripped by its worst megadrought since the Dark Ages, Axios’ Andrew Freedman reports.
- The past 22 years rank as the driest period for the region since at least 800 A.D.
I know a lot of us have been yelling about this seemingly forever, and none more that our pal Ten Bears over at Homeless on the High Desert. We’re in a heap of trouble and we will soon have to make priority choices over how to use the resources we have left.
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