Agriculture, Water Waste, Fertilizer Runoffs, And Food Production

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Agriculture and Water I. Agriculture Producers: water waste, fertilizer runoffs, and food production Due to the vast increase in population, the demand of food production has risen as well as the need of water to grow it. Growers in California are known to spend the most amounts of water a day with about 80-90 percent of the Nation’s consumptive water use. California produces over 250 different crops and leads the nation in production of 75 commodities. “California is the sole producer of 12 different commodities including almonds, artichokes, dates, figs, raisins, kiwifruit, olives, persimmons, pistachios, prunes and walnuts” (Water Use Efficiency). This has made California responsible for not just feeding California, but the…show more content…
The short-term of using GMO’s allows the decrease in cost of food production as well as providing an unlimited amount of food without the need of so much water use. With the innovation of science to insert a plant’s gene from another specie of plant or even from a virus or bacteria, can multiple food growth twice as fast as a regular process of crop. The long-term benefits of GMOS due to climate change provide ways of growing food “That produce higher yields, grow in dry and salty land, withstand high and low temperatures as well as tolerate insects, disease and herbicides (Freedman 2). II. Geology and Distribution For agriculture, water distribution has become one of the most costly and most competitive for growers. It has become a war with many Ag Growers from different regions in which some do not have access to enough water may depend solely on transported water that they get through canals and pipelines from reservoirs, yet the moving of water to other places takes up cost and energy loss. Focusing on population is key as well the geology. Focusing on the 10 regions that include: North Coast, Sacramento River, San Francisco, Central Coast, Tulare Lake, Colorado River, North Lahontan, San Joaquin River, South Coast and South Lahontan. These are the areas
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