How much water is needed to produce food and how much do we waste?

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jan 10 2013, 08:21:00

As much as 50% of all food produced in the world ends up as waste every year according to figures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. But how much water is needed to produce it?

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As much as 2bn tonnes of food are wasted every year - equivalent to 50% of all food produced - according to a report published today by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME)

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