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Meat-free diets could cut our 'water footprint' in half, say scientists

Three thousand litres of water – that is the amount needed to produce the food each British person eats every day. This is according to a new study into the "water footprint" of diets in Western Europe, conducted by the European Commission and published in Nature Sustainability.  The term "carbon footprint", which accounts for all the emissions of CO₂ associated with the manufacture or production of an item, has become commonplace in recent years. Similarly, the "water footprint" of food can be calculated using information on the amount of water required during cultivation and processing.  Read more...

 

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