With World Water Day being an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, we decided to learn 10 water facts. One of them uncovered how much water it takes to produce a cup of Coffee. This got us thinking – What is the Water Footprint of Food? And more specifically, what is the Water Footprint of common favorite food items.
If you visit Water Footprint, amongst other cool tools; you are able to scroll through a gallery which uncovers the global average footprint of certain food and drink. It also gives the percentages of green, grey and blue water used.
Do you know the Water Footprint of Food?
Scroll through the gallery below to see just a few…
One piece of beef can be very different from another piece. The precise water footprint of beef strongly depends on the production system from which the beef is derived (grazing, mixed or industrial), the composition of the feed and the origin of the feed.
This figure is calculated on the water production totals of grapes. This footprint varies according to country (As all do). With France and Italy coming in at a lower footprint of 90 litres. This gives us the go ahead to only buy French and Italian wines right ;)?
Image: [the Water Footprint of Food] Ecosmagazine
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