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The next time you casually turn on a tap, fill a kettle and make a cup of coffee, take a moment to consider how important water is to your life. While we are aware of how much we use for drinking, showering and doing laundry, what may be less obvious is the water used to produce the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the lives we lead. That cup of coffee, for example, requires 140 litres of water to grow, process and transport enough beans for a single cup, according to UN Food and Agriculture Organization figures. Although water may not be on our minds when we visit the grocery store, this valuable resource is a key ingredient in most of the food in our shopping baskets. Agricultural i... Full story

8 September