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Posted Sun Jun 1 2008: from Discover:
Everything You Know About Water Conservation Is Wrong
"...It takes about 155 gallons of water on average to grow a pound of wheat. So the virtual water of this pound of wheat is 155 gallons. For a pound of meat, the virtual water is 5 to 10 times higher. There’s a virtual water count for everything. The virtual water footprint of a cup of coffee is 37 gallons; an apple, 19 gallons; a banana, 27; a slice of bread, 10; a sheet of paper, 3; and a pair of leather shoes, 4,400, according to, a Unesco-run Web site providing a calculator for individual and national water use."
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I guess when we really start running out of water, we can always eat paper.

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