Recently, Grace Communications Foundation launched new tools to help researchers, students, consumers, and policymakers find the water footprint of food.
These new tools are a resource guide and a quiz. Both these tools help estimate how much water is used for food production. The quiz for evaluating the water footprint consists of seven questions and classifies the water footprint for over 100 food products.
The Water Footprint of Food Guide helps to know whether food has a small, medium, or large footprint. For instance, the water footprint for Fava beans is small and for beef is large.
Not only this, but one can also know the unseen ways of water consumption in food production with the help of the Water Footprint of Food Guide and Quiz. For instance, water is used to dilute pollution and wash industrial barns.
However, consumers can reduce the overall water footprint by choosing diverse and sustainable diets with green water footprints. Moreover, farmers can follow sustainable agriculture practices to increase soil water retention and decrease the runoff of pesticides and fertilizers. In this way, farmers enable the soil to retain more and reduce pollution.