Food sector targets needed to avoid global water crisis

A 20% reduction in water used for global food production and £500bn investment is needed to stave off an impending global water scarcity crisis, says report

UK rice imports are at particular threat from global water shortages (photograph: Chatrawee Wiratgasem/123RF)Governments around the world have been urged to set targets for reducing the amount of water used in global food production by 20% by 2020, in a report by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). 

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