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Thirsty crops, hungry people: Symposium to examine realities of water security

from SeedDaily

You may have guzzled a half-liter bottle of water at lunchtime, but your food and clothes drank a lot more. The same half-liter that quenched your thirst also produces only about one square-inch of bread or one square-inch of cotton cloth. Agriculture is in fact one of the world's most insatiable consumers of water. And yet it's facing growing competition for water from cities, industry and recreation at a time when demand for food is rising, and water is expected to become increasingly scarce. more


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