LUXURY CROPS: Comparative Water Footprints

Here, we have placed wine’s water footprint in context with 5 other luxury crops. Admittedly, Wine’s average global water footprint may not be enormous compared to other crops, or even other luxury crops, but it ranks as the most important fruit crop in the world in terms of production and economic importance (Cramer et al. 2006 and Vivier and Pretorious 2002). And, crucially, its blue water or freshwater, content is disproportionately high for its production values

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