Earth911 Quiz #68: Know your diet’s water footprint
CO2 emissions are a big part of the impact you have on the atmosphere, but water consumption is equally important to understand in the face of a warming atmosphere. There will be less water, requiring we choose more efficient foods. Even if climate change is halted, water usage is a high priority issue. Do you know the basics of the water used to grow your favorite foods?
Every week, Earth911.com challenges you with quizzes that test your sustainability savvy and help you make environmentally friendly choices when you shop, use products, and dispose of unwanted items.
According to waterfootprint.org, how much water does it take to produce a pound of cane sugar?
Cane sugar, the most widely used sugar around the world, is often heavily irrigated. How much water is used to make a pound of cane sugar? We have translated waterfootprint.org’s metric data to standard U.S. measures.
How much water is in a six-ounce serving of steak?
According to waterfootprint.org, how much water is needed to produce a six-ounce steak, not counting the restaurant’s use of water to prepare and clean up afterward?
How much water does one pizza margherita represent?
According to waterfootprint.org, the ingredients for one 1.5-lb. (725 grams) pizza margherita requires how much water to produce?
How much water is needed to make 1 lb. of milled rice?
According to waterfootprint.org, how much water is required to produce 1 pound of milled white rice?
How much water is used to produce a pound of chicken?
According to waterfootprint.org, how much water is required to grow and deliver a pound of chicken meat?