World Water Day

Water is required to produce everything we eat. Happy World Water Day!

WORLD WATER DAY  is held on March 22nd of each year as a means of drawing attention to the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Water is essential to life. Water resides in everything—even on your dinner plate. It is necessary to produce the food you eat. Some foods are greedier than others. Their production requires a lot of water—water that could fulfil other needs and be used in other ways.
 
To eat less water:
 
Favor meals without meat more often!
Did you know that it requires between 5 and 20 times more water to produce 1 kilogram of meat than the same amount of cereal?

Small hunger or big hunger? Prepare the right amount of food to satisfy your hunger!
Every piece of food you throw out is water wasted, which could have fulfilled other needs.
To inspire you, François Martin, Cirque du Soleil chef, created 4 delicious ’’low water’’ recipes!


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Tweet thisI favor meals without meat more often: it takes 5 to 20 times more water to produce 1kg of meat than 1kg of cereal!
Tweet thisI cook the right amount of food: every food you throw away is water wasted, which could have fulfilled other needs!
Tweet thisOf all human activities, agriculture consumes the most water: it’s responsible for 70% of worldwide consumption
Tweet thisIt takes between 2,000 & 5,000 litres of water to produce the food consumed by one person in a single day!
Tweet thisMeat production is particularly costly to water resources: the animal drinks & eats cereals grown using water
Tweet thisA kilogram of meat requires 5 to 20 times more water than is used to produce a kilogram of cereal
Tweet thisDuring the 20th century, the world’s population tripled, but its consumption of water increased sevenfold!
Tweet this30% of worldwide produced food is lost or wasted, even though close to a billion people suffer from hunger!
Tweet thisIt takes 10 litres of water to make 1 sheet of paper!
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