Your Call: What if we ate as if water mattered?
On the March 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by discussing the water footprint of food. Agriculture accounts for 80 percent of water use in the state. It takes 28 gallons of water to produce a 12-oz beer; 1,800 gallons to produce a pound of beef; and 1,900 gallons to produce a pound of almonds. Is there such a thing as a drought-friendly diet? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Dr. Gidon Eshel, research professor of environmental science and physics at Bard College
Adam Scow, California director of Food and Water Watch
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HuffPo: This Is How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods
BBC: Beef environment cost 10 times that of other livestock
Mother Jones: California Goes Nuts