My Inside Voice: Water Matrix
The Human Hierarchy revolves around water 24 hrs a day, 7 day a week, 365 days a year for infinity; without water we have no Identity, no Culture, no Nothing.
So, should we be protesting oil companies, fracking and mining companies?
Or, should we be protesting beef farmers, chicken farmers, wheat farmers, corn farmers, automobiles manufacturing, car washes, Coke Products, tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and other companies that also really threaten water usage?
Or, should we be protesting ourselves?
1,847 gallons = 7,000.13 Liters of water needed to cultivate 1 pound of beef
Average size of cattle ranch has 40 to 1000 head of cows
727,906 beef farms in the USA
95,105 beef farms in Canada
beef cow average weight: 1390 pounds
McDonalds sells 75 hamburgers every second
551 gallons = 2088.29 Liters of water to cultivate pound of chicken (average size of a chicken farm 14,500 chicken)
233,770 chicken farms in the USA
2,600 chicken farms in Canada
7 pounds is the average weight of a chicken
63,013 chickens die a day for KFC to be running
108 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of brewed tea
160 million tea drinkers a day in the USA Daily
20 million of tea drinkers in a day in Canada
16 cups to a gallon you do the math for water consumption for tea
1056 gallons of water = make 1 gallon of coffee
150 million coffee drinkers in the USA daily
16 cups to a gallon you do the math for water consumption for coffee
1 pound of corn = 60 gallons of water
27,000 gallons of water per acre of corn = one bus
1.05 billion metric tonnes of corn made each year
132 gallons of water to make 2 liter of pop (growing the sugar cane is included)
56 gallons for a simple cheese sandwich
1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton for one pair of jeans
400 gallons of water to grow enough cotton for one shirt
30,090 gallons of water to make a car
2,000 gallons of water to create tires for the car
1.85 gallons to make a 500 ml of a plastic water bottle (WTF?)
101 gallons of water to make 1 pound of wool
IBM uses 2 million gallons of water for creating semi conductors
150 liters of water to wash your car
71.1 liters of water per person a day just going to the washroom!
“Water has a soul.”
- Trever Andrew
This Is How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/food-water-footprint_n_5952862