A mother died after guzzling four litres of water in just two hours while on a controversial diet plan.
Jacqueline Henson, 40, collapsed when she was on the LighterLife programme which limits dieters to just 500 calories a day. It also encourages them to drink plenty of water but she took it too far.
Tests showed the mum-of-five was killed by swelling on the brain.
Her grieving sister Pa http://www.mirror.co.uk
â— 100 billion gallons of water, enough to supply all the homes in New England for almost 4 months;
â— 1.5 billion pounds of crops otherwise fed to livestock, enough to feed the state of New Mexico for more than a year;
â— 70 million gallons of gas -- enough to fuel all the cars of Canada and Mexico combined with plenty to spare;
â— 3 million acres of land, an area more than twice the size o http://www.alternet.org
The beefed-up diets of Asia's expanding middle class could lead to chronic food shortages for the water-stressed region, scientists said at a global water conference in Sweden last week.
Asia's growing economy and appetite for meat will require a radical overhaul of farmland irrigation to feed a population expected to swell to 1.4 billion by 2050, experts warned at Stockholm's World Water Week http://news.nationalgeographic.com
Animal agribusiness is the most water-intensive of all agriculture. You’d save more water skipping one purchase of a chicken than by skipping six months of showers. Experts agree that plant-based proteins use less water than their animal-based counterparts. http://www.sacbee.com