12 POUNDS OF GRAIN
It takes at least 12 pounds of grain to produce one pound of hamburger. This could make 8 loaves of bread, or 24 plates of spaghetti. Grain consumption by livestock is increasing twice as fast as grain consumption by people. Cattle consumes 70% of all U.S. grain.
55 SQUARE FEET OF RAINFOREST
While not all hamburgers come from the rainforest, for every pound of rainforest beef, approximately 660 pounds of precious living matter is destroyed including 20-30 different plant species, over 100 insect species and dozens of birds, mammals and reptiles.
2500 GALLONS OF WATER
It takes 2500 gallons of water to produce one pound of hamburger. This could be used to grow more than 50 pounds of fruits and vegetables. Half of all water consumed in the U.S. is used to grow feed and provide drinking water for cattle and other livestock.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. SHIFT TO A PLANT-BASED DIET.
will help you do it. Whether you want to start slow and gradually eliminate meat one day a week and work up to 7, or go "cold turkey" and eliminate all meat at once, you'll have all the help and resources you'll need with VegPledge to be successful.
Due to the high "sceptical" volume of certain specifics in this post, I have posted Price of One Hamburger Revisited.
It's really incredible how much environmental impact meat has. It can also have serious health costs-- in the worst case, like this woman: http://tinyurl.com/ybp5fxnReplyDelete
Thanks for the link Kirsten. No one should want to eat meat after reading that. It's clear. The only thing to do is to go vegan... and rinse your veggies.ReplyDelete