In 2002, Professor Arjen Hoekstra of the University of Twente (The Netherlands) introduced the concept of water footprint, an environmental indicator that defines the volume of total freshwater used to produce the goods and services we typically consume (as an individual, community, company or country). It is estimated that 70% of the global water footprint is related to what we eat, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

EL ECONOMISTA, 03/22/2021, 08:00