25 October 2008

GIO: Food-Energy-Water

Question 12: How do we understand the food-energy-water nexus? (Water is used to produce energy, energy to produce fresh water, both are used to produce food, and all three are used to produce biofuels.)

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  1. Gathering information to teach at a seminar for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders, I tested several water footprint calculators. Results were similar on all of them, with the highest water consumption due to consuming meat and dairy products. Even though I practice every conceivable indoor and outdoor water conservation practice known, my water footprint remains high from my love of chicken, beef, and dairy products. A similar bump occurs for the exact same reason in my carbon footprint. Oh great. More guilt.

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