Monday, February 4, 2013

The Last Super Bowl For Guacamole?

Climate change, the cost of water, and guacamole could be on a collision course.  A paragraph to ponder from the Wall Street Journal on January 31, 2013 by Hannah Karp - - Thirsty Farmers Turn to Wine: High Water Costs Near San Diego Spur Avocado Growers to Covert to Vineyards - -

"Faced with skyrocketing water prices and an uncertain supply, avocado farmers in San Diego County, long the nation's top avocado-producing region, are uprooting their trees in favor of more water-efficient crops.  Many are growing grapes and getting licences to operate wineries.  Others are replacing avocado trees with exotic flowers or speciality fruits that they can hawk at local farmers markets."

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