Global Food Supplies at Risk as Countries Reach "Peak Water"

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States

Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to Lester Brown, head of the Washington DC-based environmental organization the Earth Policy Institute.