We have traveled to mid-Ohio to look at sustainable agriculture practices. Today I found myself in a conversation with several social-justice oriented farmers. One said that we so take for granted having access to fresh drinking water, while millions don’t have that access in the Third World. What’s more, one farmer said she’d just been watching a documentary that showed people in Africa getting worms — and any number of other maladies — from the tainted water they drink. I couldn’t help but think that wouldn’t it make sense, common sense, for us in the First World to take short GI showers, bathe every other day, use low flow toilets, stop spending all the money on non-nutritional beverages… and take the monetary savings to fund humanitarian projects to help those in the Third World have clean water? Note: We water grass in this country while people die of thirst elsewhere.