How Peru’s wells are being sucked dry by British love of asparagus

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Le Pérou est le premier exportateur mondial d’asperges mais cette industrie épuise les ressources en eau du pays © AFP

Industrial-scale production risks water tragedy, charity warns

Asparagus grown in Peru and sold in the UK is commonly held up as a symbol of unacceptable food miles, but a report has raised an even more urgent problem: its water footprint.


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