Unbalanced Australian Agriculture

I’ve thought about Australia’s non-household water usage vaguely before, but didn’t bother researching it to find indicative numbers. A colleague pointed this article out to me – I was gob-smacked: Guardian Unlimited | World dispatch | Plunder down under.

For those who couldn’t be bothered to read it, roughly 33% of our nation’s supply of fresh water is used for just 3 crops: Rice, Sugar, and Cotton.

[more rant to be included later, re: ag water, industry water, GE crops,]