Food targets needed to avoid water crisis

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

Water crisis: global food production must reduce the use of water by 20% (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 one fifth by 2020.

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