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RATE YOUR FOOD
WATER CONSERVATION RESOURCES
Building our diets around GREEN-RATED foods is the most effective way to save water. Although each food has its own unique water footprint, and the standards of measurement can be controversial, there is no doubt that avoiding animal products, will dramatically reduce your personal water footprint. The need to keep animals watered and clean up their waste is part of the reason, but their high impact comes primarily from the inefficient calorie conversion from animal feed to animal product. The best way to conserve water is to stop consuming animal products, especially beef, and share this information with others.
SELECTED ARTICLES AND RESOURCES
The Coming Global Water Crisis
Learn about the variables feeding the crisis.
click to access this article by The Atlantic in a new tab
To make a burger, first you need 660 gallons of water
Get ready for a shock.
click to access this LA Times link in a new tab
Meat’s large water footprint: why... so resource-intensive
Learn why animal products are such big water-wasters.
click to access this Foodtank link in a new tab
Shallow Analysis: The LA Times Water Footprint Visualization
Understand how water footprint data can be misleading.
click to access this Vegan Perspective link in a new tab
Freshwater Depletion: Realities of Choice
Learn how our food choice are depleting freshwater supplies.
click to access this Comfortably Unaware link in a new tab
One chart sums up the real problem... — and it isn't almonds
See why animal foods have a way bigger water footprint.
click to access this Business Insider link in a new tab
To Save Water, Change Your Diet
Find out why we should take a closer look at what we eat.
click to access this New York Times link in a new tab
This Is How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods
Look at the comparisons and read about flaws.
click to access this Huffington Post link in a new tab
Holy Cow! Crops That Use Even More Water Than Almonds
Read about the insane water footprint of cattle feed.
click to access this Takepart link in a new tab
Pimentel D, Berger B, Filiberto D, Newton M, eta al.
Water Resources: Agricultural and Environmental Issues
Mekonnen MM, Hoekstra AY.
A Global Assessment of the Water Footprint of Farm Animal Products
Jalava M, Kummu M, Porkka M, et al.
Diet change—a solution to reduce water use?
Environmental Research Letters. 2014
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