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Food security in the crosshairs –
Yes, even here in America!

Colorado River on Brink of ‘Catastrophic Collapse’
NASA’s satellite images show water levels in Lake Mead over the last 22 years. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory.

Drought is affecting food production in America

+ CNN Business: American farmers are killing their own crops and selling cows because of extreme drought

Nearly three quarters of US farmers say this year’s drought is hurtingtheir harvest — with significant crop and income loss, according to a new survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, a lobbying group that represents agricultural interests.

This year’s drought conditions are taking a harder toll than last year’s, as 37% of farmers said they are plowing through and killing existing crops that won’t reach maturity because of dry conditions. That’s a jump from 24% last year, according to the survey.

+ Children’s Health Defense: Colorado River on Brink of ‘Catastrophic Collapse’ Brought on by Historic Drought – “Today’s Colorado River projections are … a dire warning for the American West to eliminate rampant corporate water abuse before it’s too late,” said Amanda Starbuck, Food & Water Watch research director, following news the U.S. Department of the Interior ordered Arizona, Nevada and Mexico to draw less water from the river, on which 40 million people rely.

Posted by Steve on August 20, 2022 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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