07/10/2013 05:22 pm ET Updated Sep 09, 2013

California Grows All Of Our Fruits And Vegetables. What Would We Eat Without The State? - Slate Magazine


If California were to disappear, what would the American diet be like?
Expensive and grainy. California produces a sizable majority of many American fruits, vegetables, and nuts: 99 percent of artichokes, 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, 95 percent of garlic, 89 percent of cauliflower, 71 percent of spinach, and 69 percent of carrots (and the list goes on and on).