“Is producing the Food we eat a waste of water we need?”

Event Company Name:
East Sacramento Kiwanis
Event Start Date:
June 24, 2016
Event End Date:
June 24, 2016
Event Time:
7.00-8.00 am

The drought has recently attention to the largest users of water as the levels of our reservoir dwindle to levels unseen in many years. In the state of California nearly 50% of the water designated for human use is used for agriculture. The water required is not only used to growing the food but for storing, cooling, and transporting the food from where it is grown to where it is consumed.

The reality is society has to pay for food is the water and land required to produce the crops needed for food. However, there are behaviors we can practice to help ease the burden placed on our water supply to product the food we consume.

Learn about what you can do today to conserve this precious resource. I will cover questions such as:

  • The amount of water used to produce the meats, vegetables and beverages we consume – and why
  • The definition of a water footprint
  • Tactics which can reduce the amount of water in the food you eat
  • Why wasting food is equivalent to wasting water
  • How the processes to produce our food affect the water required for manufacture
Event: Public Event