Taiwan prioritises chips over food production, suspends irrigation across thousands of acres of farmland as drought continues

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Chipmaking facility uses a lot of water, typically two to four million gallons each day

Taiwan's Water Resources Agency has reportedly shut off irrigation across tens of thousands of acres of farmland to ensure that the country's semiconductor industry continues to receive precious wa...

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