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RE: 10 ways to cut water consumption
I think it's unfair to say, "Eat less meat." Yes, a pound of beef "costs" 1799 gallons of water (with current methods of production), which is much more than a pound of wheat, at only 132 gallons of water. But a pound of goat meat costs only 127 gallons of water. Pork and chicken cost more water than goat, but not nearly as much as beef. And a gallon of coffee costs 880 gallons of water. Imagine how much water a pound of ground coffee costs! You'd save much more water by giving up coffee than giving up beef. Similar water arguments can be made against wine, beer, cheese, and (sob!) chocolate, not to mention cotton clothing and iPads.
Posted by dmm99
23rd Mar 2011