Meat Shortage Research Paper

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Livestock produces 116,000lbs of waste per second. Many people argue that gas from cars is causing the majority of pollution, the real reason is lack of room for cows to roam. The cows waste ends up in one area and seeps into the air, oceans, lakes, and rivers.
It takes 1000 gallons of water for a cow to make 1 gallon of milk. 2500 gallons of water are used to produce 1LB of beef. 77 gallons of water are needed to produce 1lb of eggs. Almost 900 gallons of water are needed to produce 1lb of cheese. World wide cows drink 45 billion gallons of water per day. Animal agriculture consumes 34-76 trillion gallons of water annually. At 50 degrees a cow may consume 5-7 gallons of water per day, and if it was 95 degrees it would drink up to 24 gallons of water per day. A 1,200 pound cow consumes 27 pounds of hay per day. Growing feed crops for livestock consumes 46% of the water supply in the US. With the growing trend of people thinking
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70% of deforestation is caused by cattle ranching because 2-5 acres are used per cow. As of January 1 2015 there are 29.7 million beef cows. Livestock covers 45% of the earth's total …show more content…
If we don't do something fast it will get worst. We must cut down on meat and dairy in our diet. We must find other food sources such as plants to protect the environment. To feed one person a year on a vegan diet it only takes 1/16 of an acre. A vegetarian diet take 3 times as much land which is 3/16 but to eat the way we do with meat,dairy and eggs it takes 18 times more land. This is because you can produce 37,000 lbs of vegetables on 1 1/2 acres, and only 375 lbs of meat on that same amount of land. If you switched to a complete vegan diet you could save 1100 gallons of water, 45lbs of grain, 30 sq. ft of forest, ten pounds of co2 and 1 animal’s life per

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