What if I told you, that you eat 3496 liters of water everyday? To make it clear, Lithuanian artist Eglė Plytnikaitė depicted water foodprint (or virtual water) of the most common food products.
The Guardian says that “meat production requires much higher amount of water than vegetables. IME state that to produce 1kg of meat requires between 5,000 and 20,000 liters of water whereas to produce 1kg of wheat requires between 500 and 4,000 liters of water.” Ecology explains that the difference is so radical because “you have to account for the water the animals drink and also the water that goes into growing their feed.” Even California’s Governor Jerry Brown claimed that “we should be eating veggie burger” in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday night.
If you are still not sure whether it’s worth it to cook beans instead of beef tonight, scroll down and check out some statistics.