Saturday, 7 April 2018

Water Footprint Of The Food We Eat.

Water, the new oil...

All numbers are average and can vary to some degree.

  • One Kilogram of beef = 15000 liters of water used to produce it.
  • One egg = 196 liters of water to produce it.
  • One hamburger = 2400 liters of water to produce it.
  • One cup of coffee = 140 liters of water to produce it.
  • One kilogram of pork = 4800 liters of water to produce it.
  • One kilogram of butter = 5000 liters of water to produce it.
  • One liter of tap water = 1 liter of water to produce.
  • One liter of bottled water = 5 liters of water to produce it.
  • One tomato = 13 liters of water to produce it.
  • One potato = 25 liters of water to produce it.
  • Average daily water footprint of a meat-eater diet = 15 000 liters of water.
  • Average daily water footprint of a vegetarian diet = 4 500 liters of water
  • Average daily water footprint of a vegan diet = 1 100 liters of water.

Biggi