1 kilo meat = 15 000 litres of water

1 kilo meat = 15 000 litres of water

Did you know that it takes 15 000 litres of water to produce one kilo meat from an animal who is being feed with grains. 1500 litres of water is needed to produce one kilo of grains.

Read more over at UN's World Water Day website.


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Thanks for the info! Is it possible to send me more facts such as: it takes 15 000 litres of water to produce one kilo meat from an animal who is being feed with grains. 150 litres of water is needed to produce one kilo of grains??? Best Regards

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Guest californiaflip

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that doesn't make sense, you' re saying the animal needs to eat 100 kilos of grain to gain 1 kilo of body mass. i think the figure is 1500 liters for 1 kilo of meat.

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Guest Regnig

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 From American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: "Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment“ Quotes: ~ “The major threat to future survival and to U.S. natural resources is rapid population growth … ~ The average fossil energy input for all the animal protein production systems studied… is more than 11 times greater than that for grain protein production … ~ Producing 1 kg of animal protein requires about 100 times more water than producing 1 kg of grain protein … ~ On rangeland for forage production, more than 200,000 liters of water are needed to produce 1 kg of beef … ~ Producing 1 kg of fresh beef may require about 13 kg of grain and 30 kg of hay … ~ The amount of grains fed to US livestock is sufficient to feed about 840 million people who follow a plant-based diet [that's 2.6 times present population] … Source AJCN, Vol. 78, No. 3, 660S-663S, September 2003; http://www.ajcn.org/content/78/3/660S.full

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