Who Really Uses the Water?
If it takes 3&1/2 gallons of water to grow a head of lettuce and you eat it, did you use the water or did the farmer use the water?
Mar 31, 2015
We always see these statistics about how much water it takes to grow a strawberry or an almond or a head of lettuce. Then they usually go on to blame the farmer for how much water he's using to grow it. We would like to ask a question we don't ever hear: who is really using the water? Is it the farmer? Or is it the consumer? If it takes 3&1/2 gallons of water to grow a head of lettuce and you eat it, did you use the water or did the farmer use the water? Is anyone going to stop eating lettuce because it takes 3&1/2 gallons? We concede it takes a lot of water to grow food. So, the next time someone blames farmers for the amount of water they use, tell them to look in the mirror and they'll see who's really using it.
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