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How what you eat demands more water than you think it does

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California’s crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, such as replacing grass lawns and minding how long you leave the tap water running. But what about the food on your plate? Agriculture uses 80% of California’s water supply, and producing what you eat can require a surprising amount of water. The number next to the plate below represents the direct and indirect amount of water required to produce your food plate, based on U.S. data from the Water Footprint Network. Food items are assumed as fresh (unfrozen) and do not include the footprint for cooking (when applicable)

http://graphics.latimes.com/food-water-footprint/

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Author: Permacooking

Reducing food waste can be eco-friendly, easy, and delicious.

4 thoughts on “How what you eat demands more water than you think it does

  1. Reblogged this on ' Ace Foodie News ' and commented:
    Water truly is the food of life and we are what we eat – nice post regards Ian 👌

  2. Water equals life and this again is another good topic to share as humans who have it take it for granted.
    Only those who experience drought will appreciate the true value of water.
    Nice post as usual!

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