Did you know?
A single serving of chicken, pork or beef can take between 340 and 1,135 litres of water to produce! Proteins are the biggest culprit for water consumption, but fruit and veg can be pretty guilty too – producing a single, 7 ounce mango will use roughly 900 litres! Starch requires comparatively small amounts of water – just 16 litres are needed to produce 100g of potatoes.
Source: Rainforest Alliance; LA Times
You can significantly conserve water by considering how varied your diet is. By balancing proteins with starch, we can reduce production demand, saving water across the globe!