Water Defense Investigates Bakersfield, CA Produced Water Used to Irrigate Crops

September 10th, 2015

NOTE: The water in the video below is being used to irrigate conventional and organic crops. Heavy metals and other contaminants can be taken up and accumulated in many plants.

Cornucopia is petitioning the USDA to disallow this practice in organics.

by Scott Smith, Water Defense

Scott Smith, Chief Scientist at Water Defense investigates the use of produced water on crops in Kern County, in the Central Valley of California as part of Water Defense’s We Are There Campaign.


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