Agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater by far and accounts for 70% of freshwater withdrawals from rivers, lakes and aquifers – up to more than 90% in some developing countries. Rainfed agriculture covers 80% of the world’s cultivated land, and is responsible for about 60% of crop production. Today, irrigated agriculture covers 275 million hectares – about 20% of cultivated land – and accounts for 40% of global food production.
We have to start thinking differently in the way we produce our food & soilless farming is the answer we should seek. In California, it takes 25 liters /6.52 gallons of water to grow a lettuce plant to harvest in soil, in Arizona its an astonishing 95 liters / 25.08 gallons per lettuce plant and for lettuce grown hydroponically at green Spirit Farms – just 1.135 liters /0.30 gallons per plant. Invest wisely!
Source: World Water Assessment Programme (UNESCO WWAP) & Youtube – Green Spirit Farms
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