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Climate change is coming for your pizza sauce

6 months ago
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The 2021 heat wave had big consequences: By the end of the season, growers across CA delivered about 10 percent less than the expected tomato crop. That may not sound like a big deal, but it is, because CA grows 90% of the country’s canning tomatoes—the second most valuable produce product that CA exports. And even a 10% production drop left canners—who provide the tomatoes that become pizza sauce, pasta sauce, and ketchup—in a tight spot:

Farmers struggle with climate change

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