It’s pretty amazing. Bad foods take A LOT of water to produce. Here are a few photos from The Guardian’s Water: The Hidden Cost of Your Food and Drink. Take a look:
(via The Guardian)
Actually, the U.K. is a big over-consumer of water. According to a new report the British go through gallons and gallons of “virtual” water. ENN explains:
While each person in the UK drinks, hoses, flushes and washes their way through around 150 litres of mains water a day, they consume about 30 times as much in “virtual” water embedded in food, clothes and other items — the equivalent of about 58 bathtubs full of water every day.
Launching the report, UK Water Footprint: the impact of the UK’s food and fibre consumption on global water resources, at World Water Week in Stockholm today, Stuart Orr, WWF-UK’s water footprint expert, said the UK was the sixth largest importer of water in the world.
“Only 38 per cent of the UK’s total water use comes from its own rivers, lakes and groundwater reserves,” he said. “The rest is taken from water bodies in many countries across the world to irrigate and process food and fibre crops that people in Britain subsequently consume.
Personally, I keep a brick in my toilet to help conserve water. Not to mention reduce my water bill! Oh, and be sure to check out these related links:
Be proud that you eat lots of fruits and vegetables. They don’t require as much water as foods like meat and cheese, and, some of plant foods are packed with H20.