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Water Use Study Shows What It takes to Grow Food
updated: Aug 20, 2014, 8:04 PM

By John Palminteri

A UC Santa Barbara Bren School researcher has been calculating what it takes to grow certain crops. It could change the way you shop if you want to save water during the drought. Ian Creelman says low water users are beets, potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes. More water is used to bring avocados, nuts and meats to your plates. He says if you are buying high water use food sources, you might want to conserve more, in other areas in your life. At a visit to Fairview Gardens in Goleta, the crew there says water saving techniques have been used since the drought of the '90's, including drip irrigation lines throughout the property. They also have special soil that retains more moisture than many other growing areas. Read the full article atKEYT.com

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