What if I told you that, even through what we put at the table, we can all contribute together, in our own small way, to not wasting water? We are talking about a resource whose shortage, especially in Northern Italy, is due to a prolonged period of drought. And if, on the one hand, it is difficult to intervene on drought, on the other we are all called to make the best use of watertrying to save it, even in the kitchen.
For example, we can boil food in the right amount of water or make sure we only use the dishwasher with a full load. But most of all, we may not throw away the still good food. In fact, throwing leftover or spoiled food into the bin would mean unnecessarily wasting the water that was used to produce that food. Suffice it to say that each of us can use up to on average every day to feed ourselves 6 thousand litersi.e. more than the same amount of water we would use if we did it every day more than 80 fully loaded washing machines (about 4000 litres).
This is the photograph taken by Barilla Foundation which, on the occasion of World Water Day (22 March), announces the release of a new series of videos, made by comedians and food influencersto make people aware of how much our daily actions can have a positive influence on the health of the planet as well.
“The joy of food is a fundamental element in the relationship between people and the planet. In fact, by eating well and with taste we can also make our contribution to improving the health of the earth. We know how water scarcity is becoming a problem in Italy today too. But to resolve this situation, a broad approach is needed, where everyone is called to contribute, including us citizens, even through small daily gestures and healthy, environmentally friendly food choices. Suffice it to say that in our country, only by adopting environmentally conscious diets we could save up to 4,000 liters of water a day” – he declared Riccardo Valentini, Advisor of the Barilla Foundation.
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