My Inside Voice: Water Matrix

November 12, 2017

 

The Human Hierarchy revolves around water 24 hrs a day, 7 day a week, 365 days a year for infinity; without water we have no Identity, no Culture, no Nothing.

 

So, should we be protesting oil companies, fracking and mining companies?

 

Or, should we be protesting beef farmers, chicken farmers, wheat farmers, corn farmers, automobiles manufacturing, car washes, Coke Products, tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and other companies that also really threaten water usage?

 

Or, should we be protesting ourselves?

 

1,847 gallons = 7,000.13 Liters of water needed to cultivate 1 pound of beef

  • Average size of cattle ranch has 40 to 1000 head of cows

  • 727,906 beef farms in the USA

  • 95,105 beef farms in Canada

  • beef cow average weight: 1390 pounds

  • McDonalds sells 75 hamburgers every second

551 gallons = 2088.29 Liters of water to cultivate pound of chicken (average size of a chicken farm 14,500 chicken)

  • 233,770 chicken farms in the USA

  • 2,600 chicken farms in Canada

  • 7 pounds is the average weight of a chicken

  • 63,013 chickens die a day for KFC to be running

108 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of brewed tea

  • 160 million tea drinkers a day in the USA Daily

  • 20 million of tea drinkers in a day in Canada

  • 16 cups to a gallon you do the math for water consumption for tea

1056 gallons of water = make 1 gallon of coffee

  • 150 million coffee drinkers in the USA daily

  • 16 cups to a gallon you do the math for water consumption for coffee

1 pound of corn = 60 gallons of water

  • 27,000 gallons of water per acre of corn = one bus

  • 1.05 billion metric tonnes of corn made each year

132 gallons of water to make 2 liter of pop (growing the sugar cane is included)

56 gallons for a simple cheese sandwich

1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton for one pair of jeans

400 gallons of water to grow enough cotton for one shirt

30,090 gallons of water to make a car

2,000 gallons of water to create tires for the car

1.85 gallons to make a 500 ml of a plastic water bottle (WTF?)

101 gallons of water to make 1 pound of wool

IBM uses 2 million gallons of water for creating semi conductors

150 liters of water to wash your car

71.1 liters of water per person a day just going to the washroom!

 

“Water has a soul.”

 

- Trever Andrew

More Water Stuffs:
 

This Is How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/food-water-footprint_n_5952862

 

 

Large-scale pastured poultry farming in the U.S. (Research Brief #63): https://www.cias.wisc.edu/large-scale-pastured-poultry-farming-in-the-us/

 

USDA Poultry Production Data: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/nass-poultry-stats-factsheet.pdf

 

Statistic Canada: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/23-012-x/2011002/part-partie1-eng.htm

 

Poultry Body Weight: https://sites.google.com/a/larsencreek.com/chicken-orthopedics/body-weights

 

Tea Fact Sheet: http://www.teausa.com/14655/tea-fact-sheet

 

E-Imports Coffee Statistics: http://www.e-importz.com/coffee-statistics.php

 

13 Disturbing Facts About McDonald’s: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/04/30/13-Disturbing-Facts-About-McDonalds

 

Corn, Water Requirements: http://articles.extension.org/pages/14080/corn-water-requirements

 

Corn - Statistics & Facts: https://www.statista.com/topics/986/corn/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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