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Water Use in Industrial Cattle Farming

The Impact of Water Use on the Environment

Industrial cattle farming is a major water user. The global livestock sector is estimated to use around 70% of all freshwater withdrawn for agriculture. This is a significant amount of water, and it is having a major impact on the environment.

Water Use in Cattle Farming

There are a number of ways that water is used in cattle farming. The most significant use is irrigating the crops grown to feed the cattle. In addition, water is also used for drinking, cleaning, and waste disposal.

The Impact of Water Use on the Environment

Water use in cattle farming has many negative impacts on the environment. These include:

  • Water scarcity: In some parts of the world, the water used to raise cattle is competing with other uses, such as drinking water and irrigation for crops. This is leading to water shortages in these areas.
  • Water pollution: The waste from cattle farms can pollute rivers, lakes, and groundwater. This can have a negative impact on the health of aquatic ecosystems and the people who rely on these resources for drinking water.
  • Climate change: The production of beef is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change, which has a number of negative impacts on the environment.

“A major issue with a simple solution”

Water use in industrial cattle farming is a major environmental issue, but the way to battle it is very simple: Eliminate meat consumption. By making the change to a plant-based diet, we can help to protect our water resources and the environment. #GoVegan

Climate Change

Why Are We Feeding Animals While Humans Starve?

The global food system needs to be more equitable. While millions of people go hungry every day, billions of animals are raised for food in factory farms. These animals are fed a diet of grain and soy that could be used to provide food to humans.

The global population will reach nearly 10 billion over the next 25 years. To feed this growing population, we will need to produce more food. However, the current food system is not sustainable. Animal agriculture is a major contributor to climate change, water pollution, and deforestation.

Why do we continue to fatten animals while humans starve? 

A growing body of evidence suggests that we can feed a growing population without animal agriculture. A study by the University of Oxford found that a plant-based diet could provide enough food for 10 billion people by 2050.

There are a number of reasons why a plant-based diet is more sustainable than an omnivorous diet:

  1. Plant-based foods require less land, water, and energy to produce than animal products.
  2. Plant-based foods produce fewer greenhouse gases.
  3. Plant-based foods are more nutrient-dense than animal products.

The transition to a plant-based diet will require a change in mindset and a shift in the way we produce food. However, a change is necessary if we want to feed a growing population in a sustainable and cruelty-free way.

Let’s support the innovative companies are developing new ways to produce plant-based and sustainable food

The global food system is inequitable, and it is time for a change. We must move towards a more sustainable and ethical food system that does not fatten animals while humans starve. Join us in supporting this important change.

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