In the NYT yesterday, a feature story on agriculture’s contribution to the California drought. The teaser on the front page:
How We Drain California
Each week, the average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water by eating food that was produced there. To fundamentally alter how much water the drought-ravaged state uses, everyone may have to give something up. A guide to thirsty foods, like the avocado.
Illustration: a slim sliver of avocado, with the caption:
The average American eats a sliver of California avocado each week. It takes 4.1 gallons of water to produce.
Alas, the avocado is California’s iconic food. Avocados would be a considerable sacrifice for Californians, and everybody, Californian or otherwise, would have to give up guacamole, even on Super Bowl Sunday.