Have you ever given a second thought that the world’s drought is by far due to a culture whose diet is mainly animal-based? If you compared the consumption of water of the entire world population, you would not even get close to the consumption of water of cows. Putting this into numbers, this means that 7 billion people consume 5.2 billion gallons of water and 21 billion pounds of food in comparison to 45 billion gallons of water and 135 billion pounds of food that are consumed by cows.
Considering the population is expected to increase up to 9.1 billion people at the end of 2050, the United Nations strongly advocates for a change of diet habits. In fact, it regards a total shift towards veganism to be crucial to stop starvation and a disastrous impact on the climate. However, there is another crictical issue coming along with an animal-based diet which is water since factory farming is being held responsible for using 70 percent of the world’s freshwater consumption.