Debates rage on, citizens take sides, agendas are exposed and so many of us are left not knowing who to trust.
But some things are beyond debate, like the facts we outline below. Creating food sources does not happen by magic, all choices impact our water supplies, some in much greater quantities than others.
If you are concerned about water, keep these facts in mind when you shop:
The information above outlines the water used to produce just one ounce of the product on the list. Just one ounce.
The 8 oz. steak you ate last night took 848 gallons of water to produce. The 12 ounce can of chickpeas in your pantry, 912 gallons of water.
As California, and many other parts of our world, battle terrible droughts and wonder when their next rain will occur, think about what you consume and how a few simple changes to your diet can make a bigger impact than you realize.
All data provided by UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. If you want to use our image, please appreciate that we researched and created it (that’s my daughter hand!), so all we ask is for a link back to our site.