A Vegetarian Diet Is Essential In The Fight To Protect The Planet From Climate Change And Ecological Damage – Nitin Mehta
According to an article in the Independent, Water will be the cause of wars between nations, the following letter was published in response.
Sir: The report “Water wars” (28 February 2006) is as clear a warning as one can get that water will create violent conflict between nations. But one of the main causes of water waste is also mentioned. It takes 1,000 litres of water to produce a kilo of potatoes and 42,500 litres to produce a kilo of beef.
Animals are voracious consumers of water and almost 80 per cent of the world’s water resources are used in raising 55 billion animals for meat every year, spreading deserts and diverting grains that could feed almost four billion people. The destruction of rainforests in South America is the direct result of beef production. A return to a plant-based vegetarian and vegan diet is imperative for our survival and the survival of our planet.