The First Foods That Will Disappear In A Global Water Crisis

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Water scarcity is seen as a growing source of conflict and a driving factor behind rising food prices.

A UBS report out today looks at what sectors and companies and foods will be most affected by a crisis.

You can say goodbye to steak.

Beef has a 42,500 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Hamburgers have a 16,600 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Sheep have a 6,1000 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Alfalfa has a 5,500 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Cheese has a 5,000 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Chicken have a 4,600 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Goats have a 4,000 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Rice has a 3,450 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Eggs have a 3,300 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Coconuts have a 2,500 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Soybeans have a 1,550 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Sugar has a 1,500 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Sorghum has a 1,450 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Wheat has a 1,450 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Barley has a 1,300 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Potatoes have a 1,000 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Potato chips have a 925 m3/ton water foot print

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Corn has a 900 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

Apples have a 700 m3/ton water footprint

Data provided by Waterfootprint.org via UBS. Figures were averaged when given a range.

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