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What is Your Water IQ? (Part 2of 2)

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Touch the Soil News #112 –– includes 1 video and 1 info graphic The following Info Graphic #1 illustrates the number of gallons of water needed to produce 1 lb. of 13 popular foods. You’ll find the answers here to the water IQ questions posed in Part I of this series. This info graphic explains simply why there is growing awareness and activism to turn the corner from eating more beef to eating less beef. It also explains growing interest in animal protein that consumes less water and much less feed – i.e. cricket protein or tilapia protein. The human race is placing more focus on water desalination – taking…

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What is Your Water IQ? (Part 1 of 2)

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Touch the Soil News #111 –– includes 1 video The Institute of Food Technologies (www.ift.org) recently published research on global and individual water use. It provides a self-view of our lives through water use and availability. At the core of water use is agriculture, using 70 percent of all water use. To this we must add water use in processing, transportation and retailing. Over the next few years, all the foods we eat will come under the water microscope. The questions will be simple – How water intensive is a particular food? How much water is available in the area a particular food grows best in? How much of a…

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