"Brabeck-Letmathe warned that the water crisis is intricately linked to the availability of food. When water is in shorter supply, fewer crops are produced and food prices jump, he said. A threefold increase in the price of food for those who spend between 50 and 80 percent of their disposable income on it, he cautioned, would mean “a real disaster."
Quote found online at the Harvard Gazette article “The looming water shortage”. The author was reporting on a lecture recently given by Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). The lecture was titled “Global Water & Food Security: A New Role for the Private Sector.”