Sometimes environmental issues are hard to visualize. The planet is enormous, and the changes always seem to be happening slowly or happening somewhere else.This community doesn't have the luxury of trying to visualize environmental change. It's happening now, and it's happening in their backyards. But it's not staying there. The food they produce gets exported to your grocery stores — and so does this pollution.
In 2012, Kern County produced billions of dollars worth of food including grapes, carrots, pistachios, oranges, and almonds.