What a Drought in Saudi Arabia Means for California Land

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Saudi Arabia is running out of water. This poses a problem for the country’s largest dairy producer, the Almarai Company. Because feeding cows requires food, and growing that food requires water. What’s a large agribusiness to do in the midst of a drought? Almarai and other Saudi companies are buying up thousands of acres of land and water rights in California and Arizona. The catch: Those states are also in a historic drought.

Credits

Guest:
Adam Keats - Center for Food Safety

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher