Grain fed steer TD

Grain fed steer TD - According to www.truecostoffood.org/leaders.asp Water A parallel aspect of growing low water use crops is related to the

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According to www. truecostoffood.org /leaders.asp Water: A parallel aspect of growing low water use crops is related to the production of meat. Currently, over half the total amount of water consumed in the United States goes to irrigate land growing feed for livestock. To put this fact into perspective, a 50% reduction in the production of livestock nationally would free up almost twice as much as water is currently used in the U.S. domestically, commercially, and by industry combined. Though the production of meat in all its forms is water intensive, growing beef requires the most water. It takes approximately 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef. Given this 2,500 gallon figure it takes up to 100 times more water to produce a pound of beef as it does to produce a pound of wheat. Rice takes more water than any other grain, but even rice requires only a tenth as much water per pound of production as meat. Land:
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2009 for the course BIO 120 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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Grain fed steer TD - According to www.truecostoffood.org/leaders.asp Water A parallel aspect of growing low water use crops is related to the

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