Export Agriculture Drains Latin America’s Water Supplies

Outlet: Circle of Blue

October 29, 2010

Peruvian asparagus and Costa Rican pineapples illustrate the threats global agribusiness poses to the environment.
A recent study by the development charity Progressio found that asparagus production in Peru’s arid Ica Valley is depleting local aquifers so fast that water wells are running dry, the Guardian reports…

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