Re: water for food

Friends and Colleagues,
	I thought this might interest you.

>To: infoterra@cedar.univie.ac.at
>Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 13:57:39 GMT
>Subject: INFOTERRA: Water for food
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>I thought this data might provide food for thought:
>Litres of water required to produce 1kg of food:
>Potatoes       500
>Wheat          900
>Alfalfa           900
>Sorghum     1110
>Maize          1400
>Rice            1910
>Soya beans 2000
>Chicken      3500
>Beef       100,000
>Source: New Scientist 1.2.97
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Best Wishes,

Douglas B. Johnson, Ph.D.

Outreach Specialist, Quality of Life Project
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