March 16, 2012 in United Nations
With the world population growing and becoming more prosperous, more and more of us in advanced and developing countries are changing our diets dramatically and are eating a lot more meat. Few of us, however, realise that meat production had all sorts of environmental impacts. For one, it is incredibly water intensive.
Agriculture takes up 70% of the world’s fresh resources to irrigate the crops and for processing the raw materials. Because each cow will consume a ton of feed in its lifetime before being turned into meat, by the time it arrives at the butchers it would have taken 15,000 litres of water to produce just 1 kg of meat. In essence, all you eat has a water footprint. That’s Water 101 and it gives us real food for thought.
Help the Development Roast spread the word about Water Conservation potential of making small changes to our diets and help exceed MDG Number 7: all you have to do is vote in EU’s and UN’s Drop by Drop Competition. Voting is open to anyone around the world until 21st March 2012. Please vote for:
Don’t forget to tell your friends.