Friday, March 9, 2012

Great American Meat Out Month

Hi everyone.  March is the Great American Meat Out Month.  If you pair this up with Meatless Monday, think of the great things you can do for your body and the environment!  

Just a few facts:
Water needed to produce 1 lb. of beef: 2,500 gallons
Water needed to produce 1 lb. of any vegetable/fruit: Less than 70 gallons (varies by crop)
Percent of Fresh Water in the world: 2.5%
Number of people worldwide that do not have access to clean water: Over 1,000,000,000 (yes billion)
 Number of people worldwide that will not have access to clean water by 2025 (13 years from now): Over 2,700,000,000.  That's 1/3 of the world's population.

Number of people whose food energy needs can be met by the food produced on 2.5 acres of land:
If the land is producing cabbage: 23 people
If the land is producing potatoes: 22 people
If the land is producing rice: 19 people
If the land is producing corn: 17 people
If the land is producing wheat: 15 people
If the land is producing chicken: 2 people
If the land is producing milk: 2 people
If the land is producing eggs: 1 person
If the land is producing beef: 1 person

Be kind to your body.
Be kind to your earth.
Be kind to animals.

Happy Hippie Friday everyone!