The Beef About Beef!

New Study Focuses On US Diet And Water Footprint

1 May 2021 by Local Press Report
ANN ARBOR MI

To examine how food choices impact water resources, Martin Heller at the University of Michigan and his colleagues studied the diets of 16,800 people in the US. They calculated each person’s impact on water scarcity based on the types of foods they consumed, the irrigation water used in the production of these foods and the water scarcity in the regions where they were farmed. The researchers found that, for the average US diet, beef consumption contributed most to water scarcity. Other foods that tended to require intense water use included almonds, cashews, walnuts, avocado, asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower. Source: New Scientist

Source: New Scientist