Almonds use about 10 percent of California’s agricultural water supply. (probably somewhere between 8 and 11 percent anyway)
The California almond industry has doubled its acreage since 2005.
California has a climate that is one of the best for almonds.
Is almond farming compatible with climate change?
Other things we need to give up:
108 gallons of water per gallon of brewed tea.
Coffee requires almost 10 times as much water as tea, using 1,056 gallons of water per gallon of brewed coffee.
Beer at 296 gallons of water per gallon of beer
872 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of wine
Chicken at 518 gallons of water per pound
Beef requires the most water, at 1,847 gal./lb
almonds take more, averaging 1,929 gal./lb
worse than friggin beef.
This Is How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods
No more coffee, wine, beef or almonds if you care.