Industrial farming creates toxic runoff that produces “dead zones” for marine life, a regular occurence in the Gulf of Mexico.
The production of livestock feed like corn and soy constitutes 98% of the total freshwater footprint. This is depleting our irreplaceable rivers and streams, which we can’t live without.
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.