Industrial farming creates toxic runoff that produces “dead zones” for marine life, a regular occurence in the Gulf of Mexico.
Globally, 29% of the water footprint for agricultural production goes to raising animals. 98% of that water is to grow their feed.
Water scarcity is a critical challenge to the future of sustainable food production. With water footprint for beef is six times larger than for pulses, our meat consumption is throwing the planet off-balance.