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March 22 is World Water Day 

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Food Tank, the Food Think Tank, announces it is partnering with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) over the coming year. Today, BCFN is offering Food Tank newsletter subscribers a free download of its report, The Water We Eat, in celebration of World Water Day!

According to The Water We Eat, each of us consumes more than 3,400 liters of virtual water each day — this is the water hidden in the products we buy and the food we eat and it can vary significantly. What we eat, how we produce food, and how much food we waste can all impact the size of our water footprint.

Additional highlights, for example, note how diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and cereals make it possible to significantly reduce virtual water consumption. In addition, BCFN is featuring on its site, and the United Nations World Water Day website, a special video message prepared in collaboration with Angela Morelli, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2012.

Compiled from Food Tank press material.

 

 

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