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Water Pollution

Water Pollution

Water Pollution

1.3 billion tons of animal waste produced in the U.S.

Pollution strength up to 160 times greater than raw municipal waste.

Animal wastes contribute to large oceanic “dead zones,” which extended to nearly 7,903 sq. miles in the Gulf of Mexico during Summer of 2007.

In the U.S. alone, livestock is responsible for:

  • 55% of erosion and sediment
  • 37% of pesticide use
  • 50% of antibiotic use
  • 33% of nitrogen and phosphorus in freshwater
RESOURCES:
America's Animal Factories
How States Fail to Prevent Pollution from Livestock Wast
(Natural Resources Defense Council)
NOAA and Louisiana Scientists Predict
Largest Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone” on Record This Summer
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Livestock’s Long Shadow(executive summary, p.xxii)
(UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 2007)

 

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:49 am

Water Scarcity

Dried Lake

Dried Lake

1.1 BILLION PEOPLE on the planet don’t have access to safe clean drinking water.
That’s 1 in 6 of us.

19,737 LITRES of water are needed to produce 1 pound of BEEF.
This is enough water to take a 7 minute shower every day for an entire year.

Water Usage

Water Usage

RESOURCES:
Water Inputs in California Food Production(Chart E3 P.28, PDF)

 

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:41 am