Water is the key to food security

Water will hold the key to future food security, according to food law specialists Roythornes.


The comments came from Head of the firms Food Team Peter Bennett, who attended the prestigious City Food Lecture at which Paul Bulcke, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé explained how his organisation valued water and how it formed the linchpin of food production.

Speaking about the comment, Peter said:

“To hear someone as respected ad Paul talk about his concerns should make every food producer in the country think about the water they use and how they can use it more efficiently.  The latest statistics show that roughly one third of all the food the world produces is wasted which means that the water used to make that food is also essentially wasted.  We have to get smarter about our food production and distribution to reduce this wastage.”

Peter want on to say that it was something that particularly affected the eastern region:

“Agriculture is the largest user of water and so by default our region should be at the forefront of looking at ways to become more efficient.  There are many good examples of farmers and food manufacturers introducing systems to use water more wisely and others should take note of these as with climate change and a growing world population the issue will become even more important part of our daily lives.”