Campbell’s Challenge: Growing Lots of Tomatoes in Water-Scarce California

Outlet: National Geographic

October 22, 2013

DIXON, CA – California and tomatoes are synonymous. Drive along Interstate 80 near Sacramento these days and you’ll see an endless parade of trucks, each filled to the brim with 26 tons of glistening succulent red tomatoes. It’s so many trucks, one after another, that you begin to understand how California grows 30 percent of the world’s processed tomatoes.