Survey: Should Food Labelling Show Water Footprint?
We have noted that it takes 2500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. An Australian academic has suggested that there should be water labelling on food to let us know how much water has been used in producing it. "The majority of water consumption is by agricultural industries and in particular things like rice and also meat production. I think perhaps if consumers knew the quantities of water embedded in those products they might question or they might change their purchasing decisions."