Drought-Stricken California Is Exporting 100 Billion Gallons of Water a Year in the Form of Cattle Feed
Breaking news: Most of it ended up in China…right after California implemented rationing for its citizens. How, you ask? Alfalfa, the thirstiest crop you’d never thought much about. Take a look at the link below for the full article. And when you’re done there, you’ll have a fantastic time looking at this one, which details exactly what aspects of agriculture are using up the most water (shocker: it’s cattle).
Original article & image source: http://www.alternet.org/environment/drought-stricken-california-exporting-100-billion-gallons-water-year-form-cattle-feed