Water Conservation and the Food You Eat

Posted by on September 29, 2018 in Sustainable Food | 0 comments

Water Conservation and the Food You Eat

We all know that house cleaning, clothes washing, and showering/bathing uses water, but a much less obvious source of our water consumption footprint comes from the production of the food we eat. The food a typical adult eats each day requires – on average – enough water in its production to fill nine large single-person bathtubs (with some water left over). This accounts for 92% of an average adult’s water consumption footprint!

Thanks to Tom Murphy from Nature’s Water for this great infographic that details this startling fact and more, and offers tips for tweaking your diet to be less water-hungry.

Infographic about the amount of water used in food production

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