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Eating ourselves dry

Do human consumption habits affect groundwater depletion as a result of international food trade? A global analysis indicates that they do, and shows which products and countries have the biggest impact. See Letter p.700

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Figure 1: Top ten exporters and importers of groundwater depletion embedded in the food trade.

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