The Societal Ramifications & Consequences of the Making and Taking of Food

This site dedicated to the matters of food above and beyond the mere satiation of flavors on one's palette; but rather the ramifications to society from the consequences of how its' production, distribution, and nutrition affect living systems. How we sow, reap, harvest, legislate and base our economic systems on food is key to how we ultimately treat each other and the Earth.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

U.S. Cuts Off California Farmers' Water Supply


Published: Saturday, February 15, 1992
Correction Appended

Six years of drought in the West culminated today in what farmers in California feared the most: The Federal Government announced that it no longer had enough water to supply farmers.

It was the first time in the 40 years since the Government opened the vast network of dams, reservoirs and aqueducts that made California the richest agricultural state in the nation that farmers have been cut off completely.