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Sustainable Food Supplies and Imports

Sustainable Food Supplies and Imports America’s grocery stores may seem brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables year-round, but behind the vibrant displays lies a sobering truth: a significant portion of these products are imported from other countries.  The new CFWC fact sheet, “Our Food Supply – Sustainability & Imports,” opens the door to discussions about the policies and regulations that have made Americans more dependent on foreign-produced food. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a staggering 60.9% of the fresh fruit and 38.8% of the fresh vegetables consumed in the United States are sourced from abroad. That’s a 228% increase of fruit and 479% increase of vegetable imports since 1980. This heavy reliance on imports poses a concerning risk to

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Sustainability & Imports : Mexico

Food Supply – Sustainability & Imports The United States relies heavily on foreign production of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Many countries of origin are now facing water shortages and other adverse environmental impacts.  This Country Profile: Mexico looks at one of the major sources of imported fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The Critical Connection Between Farm Water and Our Food Supply

The California Farm Water Coalition has released two new fact sheets that provide valuable insights into the amount of water required to produce the food Californians consume on a daily basis. ​The fact sheets, titled “Where Does Farm Water Go?” ​ and “Sample Daily Menu,” highlight the significant role water plays on the farms that grow the food that people bring home to their families.

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Sample Daily Menu

Daily Water – Sample Menu How much water is in the food you eat? Check out this sample daily menu and learn more about the water needed to grow the foods you enjoy! Be sure to check out more in our “Farm Water Cafe” factsheet.

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A Better Alternative for Saving the Colorado River

As the lifeblood of the arid American Southwest, the Colorado River stands as both a symbol of vitality and a testament to the intricate balance between human necessity and environmental stewardship. Flowing through seven U.S. states and Mexico, its waters sustain over 40 million people, vast agricultural lands, tribal interests and a myriad of ecosystems.

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The Critical Connection Between Farm Water and Our Food Supply

The California Farm Water Coalition has released two new fact sheets that provide valuable insights into the amount of water required to produce the food Californians consume on a daily basis. ​The fact sheets, titled “Where Does Farm Water Go?” ​ and “Sample Daily Menu,” highlight the significant role water plays on the farms that grow the food that people bring home to their families.

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