Water Used for Food Production

In our last article ‘Water – Safeguarding a Vital Commodity for Farming’, we
highlighted the importance of water and the impact of water shortages on the
farming industry.

Water Used to Produce Food

This article addresses how much water is used to produce the
foods we eat daily and the impact on the economy and the consumer when water
is in short supply.

As consumers we all take for granted the food that is readily available to us. We
do not often consider the many vital resources that are critical in ensuring that the
food we need reaches our table. Without a safe and adequate water supply, we
would not have sufficient food.

The table below illustrates the volume of water required to produce the common
foods that we eat. Chocolate tops the list with 17,196 litres of water need to
produce 1kg of the product. Beef, sheep and pork meat all require high volumes
of water for production, however in comparison vegetable produce requires
a considerable amount less. Drinks such as tea, beer and wine use the least
according to the research.

In addition to this is the water we use indirectly through cooking, eating and drinking different foods.

Water & Food Security

So what happens to our food supply when water resources are declining? For too long we have seen water as a cheap and unlimited resource. Shortages will have a big impact on food production and the consumer – creating higher food prices, food shortages and food poverty. This will have serious repercussions for farmers and food producing businesses, not to mention health problems of those who can no longer afford to eat regular healthy meals.

Secure Your Water Supply Today!

Safeguard your business from the effects of increasing water shortages and high water charges. By installing your own private water supply you can benefit from constant supply of clean water that meets your demands.
Waterseekers Well Drilling Services provides a system that is tailor-made to the unique requirements of each client.
We offer a complete service, which covers all aspects of borehole design, drilling, ground work and pump installation. Each system is designed for the economical and efficient use of water ensuring that your supply is safeguarded.

Post on 13 Nov 2013 by Water Well Drilling Enthusiast

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