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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Does eating more veggies use more water?
I got an interesting question via "Ask the Conservationist" at work: "Barbara Wimmel of Freiburg, Germany writes:
As I have been a vegetarian for many years, one question has been on my
mind for a long time. We are told incessantly to eat lots of fruit and
vegetables: But isn't it true that (most? all? which?) vegetables can be
grown only while needing a lot of water (and this often seems to mean
irrigation)? If so what possible solution(s) exist for this problem?"