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N&H TOPLINE: Water footprint of Canadian beef production shrinking

While total amount of water required to produce 1 kg of Canadian beef decreased 17% over 30-year period, decrease in blue water was even more pronounced.

Canada’s beef industry has dramatically reduced its water footprint over the past several decades, and that trend is expected to continue, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Lethbridge, Alb.

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