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An UK professor lecturing on the School of Oriental and African studies of the University of London, who has made the world on a scientifically way clear that agriculture export is just concentrated water use export, by introducing the virtual water science: a way of measurement of the water that is embedded in the production of foods and industrial products. A measuring theoretical science that will severely will practical influence the global production locations of meat (from bio industrial wheat based to open field grass based). He has received the 2008 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Quote from the SOAS website: "Water rich nations, such as the US, Argentina and Brazil 'export' billions of liters of water each year in exports, while others like Japan, Egypt and Italy, achieve water and food security by 'importing' that water."

Author: Gijs Graafland

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