Saturday, July 28, 2012

Excellent Morning Edition Story: A Nation of Meat Eaters

It amazes me how blind I was to the environmental destruction caused by my diet. This story by Morning Edition  highlights why the habits of the world's elite countries is unsustainable and unhealthy for the earth and our bodies.
So, think about your own bathtub. You'd have to fill it 140,000 times. I mean, that's far more than you'd fill it in a lifetime, right? That's how much water it takes to produce one ton of beef. And if you break this down to an individual quarter-pound hamburger, it works out to be about 53 gallons of water for one burger.

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