Which California Foods You Consume Makes Little Impact on Drought-Relevant Water Usage
Nina M. Anderson and Daniel A. Sumner
To be relevant to California’s drought, discussions of water used to produce food items should focus on the irrigation water relevant to production in California. By that measure, drought-relevant water used to produce livestock products such as beef and milk is moderate compared to crop products such as wine and broccoli.
Drought, irrigation economics, food and water use, water footprint
Nina M. Anderson and Daniel A. Sumner. 2016. "Which California Foods You Consume Makes Little Impact on Drought-Relevant Water Usage." ARE Update 19(3): 5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.