When we import food from California, we are also importing what’s left of their water.
Use this “water footprint” calculator to see how much water is required for every bit of food you eat.Â Look especially at the water footprint of protein.
Of course not the full volume of water listed as the “cost” of any particular meal is wasted as some goes back into the atmosphere as water vapor or into the ground water or local stream from irrigation or animal urine.
Even so, the water has to be there for growth, washing and other processing. And so I have stopped my grumbling about all the outdoor things I cannot do today because it is raining on Goose Creek.