Los Angeles Times
It took 116 gallons of water to produce this meal
California's crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, from replacing lawns to minding how long you leave the tap water running. But what about what you eat? Agriculture uses 80% of California’s water supply, and producing the food on your plat
Beef is by far the most water-hungry protein – roughly six times more water-intensive than chicken and two times more than pork.
6 ounces of rice
California produces 99% of glutinous rice, the white, sticky variety, in the U.S.
4 fluid ounces of wine
Grapes are California’s second-mostvalued commodity at $5.6 billion for 2013-2014. The state leads the nation in grape production.
8 ounces of lettuce
Lettuce is California’s seventh-most-valued commodity at $1.7 billion.