Every February, white petals blanket first the almond trees, then the floor of the central valley, an 18,000-square-mile expanse of California that begins at the stretch of highway known as the Grapevine just south of Bakersfield and reaches north to the foothills of the Cascades. The blooms represent the beginning of the valley’s growing season each year. Almond growing in California is a $7.6 billion industry that wouldn’t be possible without the 30 billion bees (and hundreds of human beekeepers) who keep the trees pollinated — and whose very existence is in peril…
This excerpt and full article by Jamie Lowe originally appeared in the New York Times Magazine Image by Ilona Szwarc for The New York Times

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I think this article hit it on the head. Check it out here. TL;DR: Almonds have a certain nutritional value, kinda, but they are an ecological nightmare! Treat them as a ‘sometimes’ snack and lay off the almond milk! It’s more water than almond anyhow! For our money, we’d just grab two handfuls of popcorn!

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