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The Ground Our Food Eats: Industrial Fertilizer Production in the USA

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5377 Phosphate mine, Bone Valley, Florida. CLUI photo

Plants get some of what they need from air and water, but the rest comes from the ground, often from a nearly inert soil that is reconstructed and recharged with fertilizers between each planting. In industrial agriculture, which provides 95% of the food Americans eat, these inorganic elements are mined, rather than grown–extracted using open pits and underground mines, and from fossil fuels pulled out of the earth. The ultimate source of our food, you could say, are the places where the nutrients that make our food come from: the ground our food eats.

ON DISPLAY AT CLUI LOS ANGELES FROM AUGUST 10, 2018

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
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Tahoe Reno Industrial Center Exit

Tahoe Reno Industrial Center Exit
At Exit 32 on Interstate 80, 32 miles east of the California State Line, is the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, a privately owned industrial park outside Reno that covers 167 square miles of land, possibly sufficient to support its claim to being “the world’s largest industrial center.” The Reno region is becoming a major supply base for the San Francisco Bay Area, less than four hours away - one round trip in a day for a trucker. TRIC started as an industrial park development in the late 1990s, when developers Lance Gilman, and his partner Roger Norman, purchased a ranch owned by Gulf Oil of Canada for $20 million. The land covered 162 square miles, more than half of Storey County (a county which includes Virginia City, the fabled silver boomtown from the Comstock days, which at its peak in the 1860s was the largest city in the state. Now its one of the least populated counties in the state). In the 2000s, large logistics warehouses for Petsmart, Walmart, and others were developed, later followed by Prologis, Zulily, Jet.com, and eBay. It was the announcement of TRIC as the site for Tesla’s “Gigafactory” in 2014, when things at TRIC really turned. It now has a major data center, and additional fulfillment warehouses

Horseshoe Curve

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Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania
Included in the CLUI exhibit Engaging Scale: The Railroad Landscape as Analog Macroscope
 

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Target Distribution Center Lacey

Target Distribution Center Lacey
This large warehouse at Lacey, Washington, near Olympia, was built to be a west coast distribution center for the retailer Target. At 1,700,000 square feet, is larger than most facilities of this type, though not as large as the company’s east coast logistics center at the Port of Savannah, Georgia.

Nike North America Logistics Campus

Nike North America Logistics Campus
The 2,800,000 square foot building at Nike’s North America Logistics Campus, located in an isolated suburban area north of Memphis, is one of the largest distribution centers in the nation. The shoe company also has a million square foot warehouse southeast of Memphis, among the dozens of single company warehouses and distribution sheds between the Memphis airport, where FedEx has its national air shipment center, and a large BNSF intermodal railyard.
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