You may not live in California, but chances are that if you live in North America, most of the produce you buy and eat is grown there. This includes organic produce. In fact, California is the largest producer of vegetable food in the U.S.
The state’s moderate climate allows over 81,500 farms to grow over 450 different crops, some of which are exclusive to California.
But what happens to our food if we frack and poison the groundwater that irrigates California’s farms? The produce absorbs these toxins and poisons us when we eat it or drink it as juices!
The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has already auctioned off 1,750 square miles of California’s public lands to oil companies for a pittance of what it’s worth. These corporate welfare cases are intent on profiting by fracking California’s Monterey Shale, a geological formation that extends from northern California all the way south to Los Angeles, regardless of the disastrous effects their toxic fracking compounds will do to the water table, and to everyone who consumes these known carcinogens.
This immense region is home to cattle ranches, dairy farms, vineyards and organic farms. In May, the BLM plans to auction off even more of California’s farmland! We need California’s farms. And California farms need our support.
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