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Today is #WorldWaterDay , and to help draw attention to the many issues our species causes to its availability + purity, I wanna have a quick chat about farming.
⋒ PROBLEM ⋒
Currently, agriculture is the greatest contributor to water scarcity on the globe, with conventional farming practices accounting for 70 percent of the water consumed.
At the moment, one-fifth of the world's population lacks safe drinking water - and though there are a myriad of issues which have created this reality - the main one, according to the @unitednations , is the gross mismanagement of resources (bad irrigation).
By 2050, we’ll have 9-10 billion people to feed, which means we will need to produce 70% more food in the next 30 years than we have in the past 10,000. To achieve this responsibly, we are going to have to get creative in maintaining balance btwn water availability and agricultural production.
Right now, 25 percent of the world’s agriculture is grown in areas under high water stress. This figure doubles when looking at irrigated cropland, which produce 40 percent of global food supply.
⋒ SOLUTIONS ⋒
The good news amongst this worrying world water info, is that many companies are already at work providing sustainable solutions. One of these companies ( #ad ), is @boweryfarming , who are revolutionizing the current agricultural system by producing through one of the few future farming practices that exemplify this ‘less is more’ agricultural scenario.
Their indoor #NYC based farms, grow an assortment of leafy greens and herbs using ZERO pesticides and 95% LESS WATER than traditional agriculture. If you live in the New York area, you can support their responsible food production by getting your mouths on @BoweryFarming ‘s good green greens at places like @wholefoodsnyc + @foragersnyc ... which on world water day, is one of many ways to celebrate progressive change.
If you’re not in #NY and know someone who is, send this lil post over to them to spread these watery words ⋒
Either way, I wish you all a beautiful water conscious day xx H