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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Water use...household conservation is not the answer

Growing feed crops for livestock consumes 56% of water in the US.

http://www.cspinet.org/EatingGreen/pdf/arguments4.pdf

Californians use 1500 gallons of water per person per day. Close to half is associated with meat and dairy products.*

http://pacinst.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2013/02/ca_ftprint_full_report3.pdf 

One hamburger requires 660 gallons of water to produce – the equivalent of 2 months’ worth of showers. 

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-gallons-of-water-to-make-a-burger-20140124-story.html

 For more on water consumption, see http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/

*which they are growing for the rest of the US, it must be said, not eating themselves...because we have allowed agribusiness to take over what should be done in every region, small-scale.