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Does a drought-friendly diet make a difference?




A field of almond trees is reflected in an irrigation canal in Firebaugh, Calif., in the San Joaquin Valley in 2009.
A field of almond trees is reflected in an irrigation canal in Firebaugh, Calif., in the San Joaquin Valley in 2009.
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Agriculture uses 80 percent of California's water, which has many of us thinking twice about the food we eat.

Professor Kenneth Shackel, a pomologist at the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, explains what foods use the most water to produce -- and if it's worth cutting them out of your diet.