How Much Water Is Used to Produce Our Food?

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California’s severe drought has prompted conservation efforts across the state, but a recent article in the Los Angeles Times suggests looking beyond the length of our showers to another place altogether: the food on our plate, because it probably took a lot of water to put it there.

California’s agriculture industry uses about 80% of its water supply, according to the article. Curious how much? Check out the interactive infographic to put together a plate for yourself, and learn the estimated water count that went into producing that plate.

Read more: Eating the Drought: How Much Water Goes Into Your Meal? from Los Angeles Times