According to historian Victor Davis Hanson, California was once known as “the farming Mecca of the world,” but, unfortunately, “Environmentalism regulation changed that.”
In a recent interview with Breitbart, Hanson lamented that water restriction regulations imposed by environmentalists have essentially “killed” the once-thriving agricultural industry in the Golden State.
He described how the state used to maintain systems that kept water plentiful for all, even in areas where water is naturally scarce, but have since ended or outgrown those systems while also diverting desperately needed freshwater away from farms and toward municipalities, or worse, into the rivers and ocean.
If the current trajectory persists, Hanson predicted the eventual demise of nearly all farming in the state, and disturbingly asserted, “That’s by design.”
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