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February 7, 2015 4:00 PM

Editorial: State’s growing, and thirsty, almond industry sowing seeds of discontent

The Great Almond Rush has added billions to California’s economy. But it has also raised a host of sticky existential questions about water rights, the environment and the demands of global markets.

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