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Water labels on food: issues and recommendations

Posted in Home by Pridham on August 25, 2009
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Water labels on food: issues and recommendations

Across the globe, water scarcity is shaping up to be one of the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of coming decades. A new report examines what we should do about it.

We need water – lots of it – to grow food. We use 140 litres of water to make a cup of coffee, and 8,000 litres to produce 500g of beef.

Our use of water to produce food becomes a critical issue when water is taken out of an ecosystem faster than the system can be replenished by natural processes. This over-exploitation can lead to a range of environmental problems, including decreased river flows, shrinking lakes and polluted groundwater.

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