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Eat Less Water (Paperback)
The next time you're ready to make a meal, consider this: to bring 1 lb of beef to your table, 1851 gallons of water are used, whereas 0 gallons of water are used to bring you wild caught fresh fish. A tomato has a fresh water footprint of 13 gallons, a cup of coffee, 34 gallons: mere trifles to king chocolate bar at 449! Despair not, for Ramirez explains how to make better choices as you enjoy all three, and countless other foods. There are low water solutions for all of it, and the author, a water conservation activist, traveled the country to find out who is leading the way. From food and drink providers of all stripes, she presents their stories with immense charm and humor. Highly readable and complete with recipes from each contributor, this is a book not just for conscious eaters, but for foodies everywhere.— From Jane
Experts predict two-thirds of people living on this planet in 2030 will experience water scarcity, a situation expected to result in the deaths of millions and an unprecedented rise in military conflicts. Can we as individuals hope to have any effect on the global scale of water misuse?
Yes, we can make a significant difference--with our food choices--learned author and activist Florencia Ramirez as she traveled across the nation to interview farmers and food producers. Tracing Ramirez's tour of American water sustainable farms--from rice paddies in Cajun Louisiana to a Hawaiian coffee farm to a Boston chocolate factory and beyond--Eat Less Water tells the story of water served on our plates: an eye-opening account of the under-appreciated environmental threat of water scarcity, a useful cookbook with water-sustainable recipes accompanying each chapter, and a fascinating personal narrative that will teach the reader how they, too, can eat less water.