Sunday, September 10, 2006


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. 

No comments: