LETTERS: Dry and parched

How do Americans grow anything when they are so dry and parched they must be spitting cotton?

I was just wondering — hopefully not far enough to get lost.

How come many drought stricken American states, e.g. California, can feed Canada’s much smaller population of 35 million plus versus 325 million Americans plus?

The weekly flyer’s from major food outlets in Penticton are loaded with product from the U.S.: onions, cauliflower, asparagus, peaches, iceberg lettuce, green peppers, grapes, strawberries and the list goes on.

It’s nice to have product available not grown in Canada, but how do Americans grow anything when they are so dry and parched they must be spitting cotton?

Perhaps instead of just thinking construction for oil pipelines and LNG to transport product not fit for human consumption, the powers to be should be thinking of building massive pipelines to transport clear clean water from our Canadian gift of thousands of untapped lakes!

This simple solution would surely help quench the thirst of the future ‘WE’ and our American neighbours.

After all, it’s better to share our liquid gold than spill blood in the future fighting over a main ingredient for human survival, don cha think?

Tom Isherwood

Olalla

 

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