Your dietary choices have an impact on the global water supply. It turns out that making healthy food choices can save a lot of water. Thousands of gallons of water also go into producing our food. Global water shortages are threatening our food supply. In short, we need to save water to save our planet and ourselves.
Water for food
When we talk about water for food, we’re not just talking about the water that it takes to feed crops and livestock. We use water at every level of food production. Transportation and packaging is also a significant factor in the amount of water used.
Eating fresh, seasonal, and local
The more you base your diet on fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce, the less water you need for transportation, storage, packaging, and preserving. Plus, fresh produce is packed with nutrients that are great for you. Your food will taste better, and you’ll save a ton of precious water. You’re also supporting your local community by buying from local vendors.
Eating less meat
The meat industry uses an incredible amount of water. A pound of beef will use more than 11 times more water than a pound of soy. That impossible burger is looking pretty good right now, right?
The meat industry takes up a lot of precious resources, not just water, but it also creates a lot of greenhouse gas pollution. Only one meatless day a week will make a massive dent in our global carbon footprint. Your diet is one area where one family can make a big difference.
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