Sustaining Water While Growing Food Production

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Lincoln, NEB.-- During a forum at UNL's new Innovation Campus, agriculture experts discussed how to meet the demands of feeding a growing world population, without using more water.

While Nebraska sits comfortably on the Ogalalla Aquifer, the importance of using our water efficiently in farming is important due to the fact that very little of the world's water supply can be used for food production.

"What most consumers don't understand is that less than one half of one percent of the water on the globe can be used for food production," said Terry Fleck, Executive Director of the Center for Food Integrity.

These experts also discussed how changes in technology to products like irrigation systems could help curve the use of water being spent on irrigating farmland.