News That Will Drive You To Drink

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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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6 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. roket says:

    Looks like they’re going to have to get their water from Lake Michigan.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    They’ve been talking for years about building a pipeline from the Columbia River to California. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen, but the country needs its tomatoes, and the other things that are grown there in California…

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  3. Ten Bears says:

    We won’t be happy with the choices we’re to choose from.

    Not gonna’ build pipelines. 1) physically impossible. 2) Come on, guys, Americans, build something that big, on time, that won’t fall apart before it’s finished? Don’t. Bogart. That Joint

    I can’t think of anything appropriate to say about our Mainstream Multi-Millionaire Media just starting to figure it out.

    Thanks Ten … !

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  5. HarpoSnarx says:

    Gawd help the rest of us if the psychotic right-wing gets control of those resources.

    BTW the Barbarians are pummeling the gates again. Anyone planning on voting? There’s talk of an election and the arseholes want more blood.

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  6. Stony Pillow says:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/10/10/drought-california-water-level

    Allocated aquifer water in the Central Valley is going for $160 an acre-foot. The Invisible Hand is selling it for $2500.

    In the Republican paradise of Coalinga, it looks like they’re not going to put up with that free market crap. They’re just agonna take as much as they think they need from the aquifer and damn the consequences to other towns.

    Next move in the Snakes and Ladders game will be intercommunity violence.

    Good times.

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