There are 3 water guzzler you can be certain of. The energy industry, the chemical industry, and the meat producing industry. Our eating habits just gotten obscener over the years and the water consumption rose. And now you’re about to find out how much water goes into each pound of meat.
Meat-production requires water. Lots of water. To be precise, that is 327 gallons of water a week per person, where beef production requires by far the highest amounts of water. In other words, for the american population combined, that is an unbelievable:
If we would fill all that water into normal drinking glasses, we could fill so many glasses, that we could build 357 towers of stacked glasses from the earth to the moon. That is 85.502.374 miles of stacked water glasses.
The water itself would weigh 5.341.800lb. This is 167 times the weight of the heaviest ever directly weighted object “on earth” - the international space station, or ISS.
Lets assume you split your meat consumption by one meal with meat every day. If you would skip eating meat just one day every second week we would save 7.665.814.285 gallons of water per week. Beer uses needs 75 gallons per gallon of beer on average. With the saved water, we could produce:
That is enough beer to serve a 13oz bottle of beer to every person in america at the age of 21 or older 5 times.
Besides water consumption there is one more thing that should get us all thinking. The natural life span of an animal vs. the slaughter age. Did you know that you not only eat animals but in fact the kids of animals?