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Water Comparison

Water Comparison

Freshwater is a global resource that is depleting whenever food is wasted. Have a look at these facts about water usage in the production of commonly bought— and in many cases wasted-food items.

  • It takes over 12,000 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. Meanwhile, the largest percentage of food waste from the average American consists of meat products, and 33% ends up in a landfill.

  • The production of one glass of orange juice requires 45 gallons of water. 15% of wasted food from the average American consists of fruit.

  • Wheat consumes about 12 % of the global water use for crop production.
    Americans waste about 18% of grains.

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