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UCSB Researcher Highlights High Water Usage In Some Of The Foods We Eat

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:03am


We’re being bombarded with messages to save water because of the drought.

Hopefully, you’ve been doing what you can to conserve.  But, are you doing it when you go grocery shopping?

A UC Santa Barbara researcher says a simple decision to serve rice, instead of mashed potatoes can mean a difference in hundreds of gallons of water.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports the researcher looked at water usage to produce the food we eat.

Click on link to listen to/download story:  Food Water Usage

Gallons Of Water Per Pound Of Food (Some Examples)

Shelled Almonds  (2,126); Beef (1,875); Eggs (431); Avocados (262); Strawberries (46)


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