24 March 2015

Watch: How Much Water Is Required To Produce Your Lunch?

[Click here to view the video in this article]

A new video created by environmental nonprofit Grist explains just how much water goes into the production of food.

The items we eat every day—a piece of bacon, steak, fried chicken, tofu, et cetera— require tremendous natural earth resources before it reaches our plate. Growing crops and livestock consumes the largest amount of water compared to other industries.

With data from Water Footprint, Grist drives the point across that skipping a meat meal occassionally will not hurt, but can save the earth considerably.

In their own concluding words, “Skipping that 8 oz steak is like saving 54 showers worth of water."

Watch it below:

Here’s how much water goes into making your food from Grist on Vimeo.

[via Eater]