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How Much Water is Used To Produce Your Meals

    Tucked away in the back of newspaper is the story that California is suffering a water shortage. The media mocks the story. The severity of it will have a great economic repercussions on the future of the state perhaps the country and even the world. According to experts 80% of the water used goes to agriculture. Ever wonder just how much water goes into actual meals?

    California’s crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, such as replacing grass lawns and minding how long you leave the tap water running. But what about the food on your plate? Agriculture uses 80% of California’s water supply, and producing what you eat can require a surprising amount of water.