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California Rice and Farm Bureau team up on Sacramento Bee Guest Editorial

California Rice and Farm Bureau team up on Sacramento Bee Guest Editorial

We thought you would appreciate the headline from the joint CRC and CA Farm Bureau Guest Editorial in today’s Bee, “A lot of water is essential to the food we all eat every day”.

Indeed it is.

This is the third part of our current efforts to reframe the debate on water from us v. them to helping all Californians understand that it is really people who use the water farmers apply to the land.

The guest editorial was co-authored with the California Farm Bureau and based on new research conducted by the Commission that uncovers that it takes 1,326 gallons of water to grow the food for an average American every day. Perhaps even more illuminating is the fact water for food accounts for 92 percent of our total water footprint.

Out final point is that it is time to stop pointing fingers and get on with the job of building more storage, conserving and making sure that we maintain a healthy environment.

If you missed today’s Bee or the animated video we launched yesterday based on the same research the links are below.

Op Ed Link

Animated video:

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