Interesting how I’ve always been impressed by the desert farms whenever I’ve seen them from the air. Big patches of green out in the empty gray desert. Rectangles and big circles, perfectly laid out for big irrigation systems. I still know they help feed the world, but in light of the droughts in Western US, it is hard to not also feel some resentment and animosity toward the water intensive agriculture. Water rights are bound to become an increasingly contentious issue as the world keeps changing.