Wednesday 19 September 2012

#Orangeberry Book Review - More Water, Less Meat by Bruno McGrath

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“If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water.” Ismail Serageldin (1995)

On average, 1 person drinks between 2 to 4 litres of water per day but providing for their solid foods can take up to 5,000 litres of water per day. To produce 1kg of beef, it takes 40,000 litres of water. The process of growing 1 bale of Alfalfa, which is used as feed for Kobe beef, takes approximately 70,588 litres of water.

1 kg of wheat uses only 200 litres of water and 1 kg of rice uses 1,000 to 3,000 litres. With this in mind, the average vegetarian diet uses 1,135 litres per day compared to a meat eater who uses 15,141 litres of water per day. United Nations - Water (2012)

Many people do not see these facts as a tangible reason for the ongoing global water shortage. Most cannot seem to make the connection between meat production and water.

This ebook will focus on the feasibility of maintaining a vegetarian diet and decreasing meat consumption to preserve the global water supply, while pointing out the key problem areas as to how this situation came about in the first place. It will also take a close look at the causes of the reducing water supply which include man made causes, financial gain and problems created by natural disasters or circumstances.

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