Thursday, December 30, 2010

Total Crap: Farmland Edition

You know who else liked creating man made famine.....(rhymes with Stalin.)

The federal government, more concerned over the Delta smelt (a small, inedible fish) than feeding people, allowed a court order to cut off water deliveries for seven months out of the year to the Central Valley at the same time a drought hit. The combination turned a once-fertile breadbasket to the world into a Dust Bowl.

Fresno is the agricultural capital of America. More food per acre in more variety can be grown in the fertile Central Valley surrounding this community than on any other land in America — perhaps in the world. Yet far from being a paradise, Fresno is starting to resemble Zimbabwe or 1930s Ukraine, a victim of a famine machine that is entirely man-made, not by red communists this time, but by greens.

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