Is the food industry running on empty when it comes to water?

Southern Minnesota Spared From DroughtThe Guardian – As US farmers struggling with one of the worst droughts in living memory will tell you, a scarcity of water can be crippling to jobs and livelihoods, even in the richest nation on Earth. Amid the rice paddy fields of south-eastern Texas, the situation looks especially bleak.

Last week, the Lower Colorado River Authority voted for a second year running to withhold vital water from downstream farmers, citing precariously low reservoirs and a need to protect town supplies. It was a bitter blow for Edward Sunderman, manager of the Lucy Sunderman Farm in Colorado County, who depends on water as the lifeblood of his business.

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Source and Photo: The Guardian, 25 January, 2013
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2 responses to “Is the food industry running on empty when it comes to water?

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