Monday, 17 February 2014

California's Drought And Industrial Agriculture's Water Consumption


The historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry? more ...

Aquaponics consumes a mere 5% of the water used in traditional soil based agriculture.

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