Almond farmers in California's Central Valley, where about 80 percent of the world's supply of almonds is grown, are desperate for water. As most of the state hobbles through one of its worst droughts in history, growers are reportedly siphoning off water wherever they can get it, robbing taxpayers and the general public of a shared and increasingly scarce resource that could take many years to replenish.
Though they are fairly drought-resistant, almonds are growing in popularity all over the world. They have exceeded peanuts here in the States as the consumer nut of choice, and developing nations like China are demanding them like never before. This has resulted in the conversion of more than one million acres of the Central Valley into almond orchards, more than twice the amount compared to 1996.
5 Healthy food pairings that Supercharge health and diet
What if eating the right combinations of foods had the ability to impact the body for the good? Some things just go together well, but inside the body they can pack a powerful punch when paired with the right component. So many people want to go on restrictive diets that are actually not healthy. Having a varied diet that incorporates a wide variety of nutrients is not only healthy but can help lose weight faster. To super boost a healthy eating lifestyle, try pairing some of the following blends.
1. Tomatoes and avocado