The California drought has people thinking more about the amount of water it takes to produce our favorite foods and drinks.
The Times has created an interactive graphic that shows the water used for a variety of foods, from meats and starches to fruits and vegetables. Agriculture uses 80% of California’s water supply, and producing what you eat and drink can require a surprising amount of water.
Above are some comparisons for various beverages. It turns out some (e.g., milk) take more water to produce, while others (beer and grapefruit juice) need less.