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System Could Collapse

Aug 26, 2020

Unless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse, says Tom Philpott

He writes, “Picture an ideal dinner plate. If you’re like most Americans, it features a hearty portion of meat, from animals fattened on midwestern corn and soybeans, and a helping of vegetables, largely trucked in from California. The unique landscapes we rely on to deliver this bounty – the twin jewels of the US food system – are locked in a state of slow-motion ecological unravelling.  California’s agricultural sector has flourished from decades of easy access to water in one of the globe’s biggest swaths of Mediterranean climate. ... ”  Read more at the Guardian here: Unless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse

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