Watched a documentary which talked about the effects of Globalization. Exports and imports of commodities especially food items has created fugitive environment. Like the recent breakdown of E.Coli in Cucumbers.
The bigger issue debated is the falling levels of ground and surface water due to the increasing demands of consumers world-wide. Take for example a country like India, which caters to demands for various customers all over the globe. In other words, we are supplying food items and with that the water used to grow them. 1 kg of wheat requires almost 1300 liters of water which is equivalent to drinking water of a dozen people for almost 2 weeks. Cultivating rice is almost thrice expensive. We are supplying virtual water in the form of food items to a worldwide population. So, what about our own people? Are they not entitled for safe and clean water? Is the depleting ground and surface water levels not enough to open our eyes? Are we really living in a global village where the problem of other countries really ours? How do we answer these questions?
It’s not a question only about India, but for ever other country. What about countries that have few water resources? The changing climatic conditions. The erratic rainfalls. Are we prepared for the future.