Fossil Water

That’s what this article from Ojai, California writer Mike Adams calls the Ogallala aquifer. He posted it today, 10th o’ March 2011, calling it: “America’s breadbasket aquifer running dry; massive agriculture collapse inevitable.”

Quoting from Adams’ post:
“There used to be 50,000 head of cattle, now there’s 1,000,” says Kay Horner in a Telegraph report (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/83…). “Grazed them on wheat, but the feed lots took all the water so we can’t grow wheat. Now the feed lots can’t get local steers so they bring in cheap unwanted milking calves from California and turn them into burger if they can’t make them veal. It doesn’t make much sense. We’re heading back to the Dust Bowl.”

Adams bases this article on the above link – at telegraph.co.uk. Will be checking that out next. Adams continues:

“Be prepared and be safe
I want all NaturalNews readers to be prepared, informed and safe when facing our uncertain future. We know that trouble is stirring around the world, and much of it is either caused by or will lead to food shortages.

The GMO companies, of course, will exploit this situation to their advantage, claiming that only GMOs can grow enough food to feed the world. This is a lie. GMOs and patented seeds only enslave the world population and lead to great social injustice. The days of food slavery are fast approaching for those who do not have the means to grow at least a portion of their own food.”

Personally, I feel the stranglehold by Monsanto on seed production is ludicrous and welcome all efforts to raise awareness on how irreversible introducing Genetically Modified Organism-rendered seed is to our planet. The European Union has outlawed them, I’ve heard. Our otherwise well-informed state senator Tom Udall (D-NM) wrote my sister a reply saying, there is nothing to worry about with GMO alfalfa and sugar beets, that the FDA just recently approved. Where does that opinion come from?

Our “Local Food New Mexico” group on Facebook linked to this article from “Australia’s oldest independent online newspaper, westender.com.au .” This alert published from a health website in California may be old news re-hashed, but its relevance is finding fresh ears, fresh audiences, it seems.

Postscript 12/14/17
The above link is to an article written by 2 NM Hydrologists in 1995 with much mention about the Ogallala.


4 Responses to “Fossil Water”

  1. March 11, 2011 at 5:26 am

    The Ogallala aquifer has been such a great source of water, but it is being depleted. So much of it is gone. We have a Central Market in Fort Worth. They trade in a lot of local foods and nutritious produce. They have a Hatch chile week where they roast New Mexico chiles and serve with a variety of dishes. That’s the way to purvey food. And, that’s what I want. Brenda and I bought the wild garlic at Santa Fe Farmers’ Market on Labor Day and it is sooo good. We would move to northern New Mexico if we could find employment. I’m staying away from GMOs. Thanks, Cirrelda for this informative post.

    I do hope we can limit the use of the aquifer, but I have my doubts.

    • March 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Substantial limiting of water use would take collaboration, right? – I wonder if any effort has been started? That map I posted back in November shows that the biggest drops in the aquifer (more than 40 feet from 1980 – 1995) have occurred in Texas panhandle and Kansas. Wouldn’t that be big news to them? How do you turn around large scale agriculture?

      Basically, I agree with your doubts!

      You know, individuals producing food locally is a heartening trend. I too think it important to support!

      Hope you get a good Spring Break, Professor!

  2. March 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for posting this.

    Water is our most precious resource. It is especially valuable in water “poor” areas of the American west.

    The Monsanto approach to controlling agriculture and our food supply is incredibly dangerous, as you point out. Not only do we face the problem of these GMO corps hybridizing with native and other agricultural crops, but the FDA says it can be certified as organic.

    I don’t trust that this forage is a safe food source for animals or humans either. Reminds me of the hormones they were giving to dairy cows to increase production. I’m thinking that anti-trust laws might apply here. If eventually all of our food source is controlled by one outlet is that not a monopoly?

    Looking forward to more posts like this I really like what you are doing here.

    • March 24, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      Alrighty, Bill, I will use this blog as a way to delve into the invite I just got in the mail from the Middle Rio Grande Water Assembly. They are having a forum on Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Boon or Boondoggle? on April 9. Two years ago I attended their annual April public meeting and i took notes and I never wrote em up. So, I will look for those notes and try to piece em together here. It will be my early April post :)

      Thanks so much to you for reading and giving feedback.

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