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Sunday, September 10, 2006
HER GIFT OF WATER
Susan no longer eats meat, though she likes meat and has no particular affection for animals. But she has decided to be a leader rather than a follower in a world where 840 million people are undernourished and the population is rapidly growing. It takes much less water to raise grain than to raise animals for food.
A kilogram of grain-fed beef needs at least 15 cubic metres of water A kilo of lamb from a sheep fed on grass needs 10 cubic metres A kilo of cereals needs from 0.4 to 3 cubic metres
The world will not have enough water to feed its population on meat. So, at the age of 22, susan became a vegetarian, her gift of water to the world, her gift of leadership to the rest of us.