A Quote by John Robbins on vegetarianism

Water

    * Of all water used for all purposes in the United States, more than half goes to: livestock production
    * Enough water goes into the production of the average cow to: float a U.S. Naval destroyer
    * Water needed to produce a pound of wheat: 25 gallons
    * Water needed to produce a pound of meat: 2,500 gallons
    * Cost of common hamburger meat if water used by meat industry was not subsidized by U.S. taxpayers: $35 a pound
    * Current cost for pound of protein from wheat: $1.50
    * Current cost for pound of protein from beefsteak: $15.40

John Robbins

Source: http://www.foodrevolution.org

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