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Sun Sep 28 2014 (Updated 01/02/15)
The Resnicks, the Koch Brothers of California Water
No More Sweetheart Water Deals for Billionaire Farmers
Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills billionaire owner of Paramount Farms in Kern County, and his wife, Lynda, have been instrumental in promoting campaigns to eviscerate Endangered Species Act protections for Central Valley Chinook salmon and Delta smelt populations and to build the fish-killing peripheral tunnels.

Resnick and his wife, Lynda, own Roll International, a Los Angeles-based holding company that includes both global agricultural operations and well-known brands. The Resnicks' companies include Paramount Citrus, Paramount Farming, and Paramount Farms, the world’s largest growers, processors, and marketers of citrus, almonds, and pistachios.

The couple's holdings also include POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, Teleflora, Suterra, and JUSTIN Vineyard. Dubbed the "POM Queen," Lynda is behind the marketing success of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice and Wonderful Pistachios.

One of the largest private water brokers in the U.S., Roll International makes millions of dollars in profits off marketing subsidized public water back to the public.

Read More | imc_calendar.gif Rally on Oct. 2 in Los Angeles: Meet the Resnicks

Previous Coverage: Tunnel Opponents Rally Against Brown Water Plan || Hundreds Oppose Governor Brown’s Massive Water Export Tunnels at State Capitol Rally || New California Water Grab for Fracking and Agribusiness
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