According to government stats, we eat a lot of bread, about 55 loaves of bread a year per person. In the average lifetime, those loaves of bread add up to about 87,000 slices in a lifetime. How much water are we eating in all those loaves?
If the water footprint of bread, that is how much water it takes to grow the grain to make one slice is 11 gallons and we multiply it by 87,000 slices, that is 957,000 gallons of fresh water we will each eat.
This total doesn’t include the additional 5,000 hot dog rolls and 12,000 hamburgers the average person will eat over a lifetime taking the water footprint total past a million gallons of fresh water.
In this episode, I share three steps you can implement today to reduce your bread water footprint while still enjoying your daily bread.
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