Here are some other interesting water consumption facts relating to food production.
Slice of pizza = 42 gallons of water
That’s 18 gallons for flour, 21 gallons for the cheese, and nearly 3 for the sauce.
Dozen eggs = 660 gallons
Chickens require water-intensive grain feed as well as water for drinking and irrigation.
Pound of lettuce = 30 gallons
Vegetables require less water to produce than animal products.
Loaf of bread = 288 gallons
Wheat is big. Between 1996 and 2005, global wheat production contributed 15% to the total water footprint of all crops.
A bar of chocolate = 317 gallons
A pound of chocolate requires 3,170 gallons of water for production so if you reduce it to a candy bar it is about 1/10th of that.
About Dean Hornsby
As Redimark’s Brand Evangelist, Dean is a passionate guy. Passionate about sharing his deep knowledge about packaging and automation, passionate about exceptional customer satisfaction, and a bit nutty about perfectly printed date codes. Nothing makes him happier than matching Redimark’s solutions with your business’s coding and marking needs (well, that and a good craft beer). In his more than 25 years in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, Dean has done and seen it all; from engineering to plant automation to vision and coding systems. Have a question for Dean? He’d love to chat.