Did you know it can take as much as 2,500 GALLONS of water to produce 1 POUND OF BEEF?*
In honor of our visit to the zoo today, we are not going to eat any animal friends, but more importantly going meat-free helps in eating lower on the food chain, which puts less stress on the environment.
*The 2,500 gallons number is one that I have commonly found in my reading, but Earth911.com put it well…
“It takes about 2,500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef, compared to a mere 25 gallons to produce one serving of rice or grain, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. More conservative estimates put the water consumption of cattle farming closer to 1,000 gallons per pound, but either way, that’s a lot of water.”