by John Brian Shannon
Watch the video. Click here >> ALL YOU CAN EAT
This is a one-minute United Nations video which demonstrates how much water it takes to produce the different foods that we eat every day.
Many of the world’s nations face water shortages and as climate change brings on more droughts, less rainfall will result in the lowering of underground water tables and crop failures will become more common. In the United States, 2012 was a drought year (again) and billions of dollars of crops died while still in the ground. It was a record year for crop failure insurance payouts in the U.S.A.
How can you help? Watch and share the video — and eat less meat. For myself, I decided long ago to eat meat only five days per week, instead of the usual seven. If large numbers of people in the developed nations would do this, it would have a measurable effect on the developed world’s water consumption and we would all feel a lot healthier!
Bonus video. Click here >> WATER 101 Water for Food
This two-minute video shows some interesting statistics around water usage vs. population growth.
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