Meat-free Diet Is Most Effective Way To Reduce Water Footprint: Study

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ISPRA, Italy

Eating a meat-free diet (no fish or meat, and healthy oils from crops rather than animal fat) is the most effective way of containing the water footprint, according to a new study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Water footprint is defined by the JRC as the total volume of freshwater used to produce food consumed.