74 billion $ beef industry of USA is causing severe climate, land & water pollution. It takes about 1800 gallons of water to make single pound beef whereas making of 1 pound of wheat requires only 132 gallons of water.
Methane gas has 21 times more climate changing than Carbon dioxide . American beef industry is producing more Methane than 22 million cars would produce in an year.
American beef industry is also producing Nitrous Oxide which has 300 times the global warming effect than Carbon dioxide.Beef industry is responsible for 2/3ed of all the Nitrous Oxide pollution the world.
This Nitrous Oxide pollution is also forming huge dead zones in oceans. Slaughter houses are producing about 13 million pounds of contaminants per year. Mainly Nitrates and Ammonia.
Trucking this beef around creates pollution too. American beef industry is producing 158,000,000 tons Green House gases per year.
Red meat eating is also causing heart diseases, blood pressure and diabetes.
Each American consumes 3 burgers a weak. If this number is reduced from 3 to 2 it would be same as taking 7.6 million cars off the road for 1 year.
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