NOTE: Yesterday I posted an article from the World Wildlife’s website, triggered by an article I had on agriculture from 2009. Today, Earth Day, Every Day posting #6, is from the actual hard copy. I found the information very interesting and, at the same time, disturbing, since water is one of our most precious resources.
The statistics came out too small for easy reading, so I have reprinted them (left to right)Â below the photo.
The statement under the topic heading reads:
Not only is agriculture the world’s largest industry, it accounts for 69 % of all freshwater used by people on the planet.
1 latte= 55 gallons of water
glass of beer= 20 gallons of water
glass of milk= 53 gallons of water
2 lbs of cotton textile= 2,900 gallons of water
glass of orange juice= 45 gallons
1 egg= 53 gallons
hamburger= 630m gallons
apple= 16 gallons