Agricultural Water Use Is Growing Unsustainably

Outlet: The Earth Times

November 10, 2009

Boston, MA — 11/10/09 — Modern agriculture accounts for 86% of the world’s water consumption. However, in regions where crops and livestock are actually cultivated, the rate of consumption often outstrips what local water sources can provide. Left unchecked, today’s agricultural practices and policies could be sowing the seeds for a global food shortage by 2050, according to a new report by Lux Research…

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