Most of the focus about water-thirsty crops has been on almonds, but when you consider that California produces 80 percent of the world’s almond supply and that alfalfa uses more than twice the water that almonds do, then the almond math starts to change.
Most of the focus about water-thirsty crops has been on almonds, but when you consider that California produces 80 percent of the world’s almond supply and that alfalfa uses more than twice the water that almonds do, then the almond math starts to change. John Walker Fresno Bee file
Most of the focus about water-thirsty crops has been on almonds, but when you consider that California produces 80 percent of the world’s almond supply and that alfalfa uses more than twice the water that almonds do, then the almond math starts to change. John Walker Fresno Bee file

Another View: Why knock almonds? Alfalfa consumes twice the water

April 25, 2015 05:00 PM

UPDATED May 07, 2015 12:29 PM

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