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narrator: on this episode of "earth focus," the most basic human need is also its most precious commodity. in california's central valley, home to 19% of the food prodtion inthe word, many li withoutlean driing war whileat the ee of morocco's sahara region, harvesting wat from fohas the pontial toeeply imct culture amera focus ring clicking] [shutter clicking]
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