China's eating habits are catching up with the United States, as the country's meat and processed food consumption continues to rise. If the pattern continues, China may see serious damage to its economy, health, and environment.
Textile-dyeing is one of the world’s most-polluting industries. China and other Asian nations releases trillions of liters of chemically tainted wastewater. New waterless dyeing technologies could sharply cut pollution.
Traditional desalination has meant turning seawater into drinking water. But new technologies not only improve desalination but open up ways to use agricultural water and industrial effluent too.
World Water Day is celebrated Saturday, March 22, and agriculture innovators in many countries are finding ways to use water more efficiently. Eaters and consumers can do their part to save water through the food choices they make each day, long after World Water Day.