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6 Foods That Are Making Draught Worse

By Reuters
09 August 2019   |   12:00 pm
A severe drought is currently affecting over 4.5% of the continent. These 6 foods could be making it worse. Almonds are extremely water-intensive, using 3.2 gallons to grow each one. Beef is a drain, as cows demand 24 trillion gallons of water to irrigate 56 million acres of pasture. Over 52 gallons of water are…

A severe drought is currently affecting over 4.5% of the continent.

These 6 foods could be making it worse.

  1. Almonds are extremely water-intensive, using 3.2 gallons to grow each one.
  2. Beef is a drain, as cows demand 24 trillion gallons of water to irrigate 56 million acres of pasture.
  3. Over 52 gallons of water are used to produce an 8-ounce glass of milk.
  4. Beer is made of water, and the industry sold 2.8 billion cases in 2018.
  5. Coffee requires 35 gallons of water to grow enough for a single cup.
  6. Because chocolate is slow to mature, it can soak up 1,500 gallons of water to make an 8-ounce bar.