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anengineerandacat t1_jclz7x0 wrote

Of course it does, it's a desert and we have ding dongs out there trying to grow kale and almonds.

Literally the worst place in the entire world to be doing something like this.


goldgrae t1_jcmap1o wrote

This just isn't true. Yes, there are some horrible agricultural practices and messed up incentives around water use and crop production, but there is a reason California is a bread basket and a locus of agricultural research and development -- water can be moved economically, whereas sunlight, soil and climate can't.


BilkySup t1_jcms5t3 wrote

Exactly. The northern part of Canada has so much fresh water but the growing season is less than 3-4 months while California has almost a year round season between Salinas and Oxnard. Cost effective Desalination is the how this problem can be solved. Also, stopping companies from taking the water from CA for bottled water needs to stop ASAP