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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