The Yes Men’s solution to California’s drought: if you eat beef, don’t wash

The campaign highlights one of the main issues surrounding California’s record-breaking drought — one which hasn’t been getting much press: the water-intensive cattle industry. At any one time, there are more than 5 million cattle in California, and they use nearly half of the state’s water supply.

To put that figure into more personal numbers: It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce just a single pound of beef. A pound of wheat, by comparison, requires only 100 gallons to produce.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/video-yes-men-have-crazy-solution-californias-epic-drought

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