You may be surprised to see how much water is used to produce the foods that you eat. If you are serious about water conservation, your diet may soon change.
Did you know that vegetarians conserve more water through dietary choices than those that eat meat? This is because it takes more water to grow a cow than to grow corn, for example. With the onset of increasing water scarcity, individuals may start to change their diets to save water. Have you checked your Water Footprint lately?
Here is a list of assorted foods and the amount of water needed to produce each serving (data from Bottled Water Association, EPA, and USGS – totals are approximate).
Single Serving Water Totals:
Daily Totals For A Diet With Meat:
For additional information, see these related references
(National Institute of Health Sciences):
Recent articles on the issue include: