Is it really worth it?

My friend was shocked when she discovered it takes 4 gallons (15 liters) to produce a pair of jeans. Although that is a lot, I would like to point out that it takes, according to the UN water use statistics, 1850 gallons (7000 liters) to produce 1 pound of beef. Yes, you read it right, 1850 gallons per pound, when it takes just 264 gallons (1000 liters) to produce a pound of rice.
When 1 out of 9 people in the world don't have enough water to live, is this really a smart way to use our earth's water resources? Is a steak that will be eaten in a matter of ten minutes, then digested, and finishing as poop and clogged arteries really worth it?

Like John Robbins said, "you can save more water by not eating a pound of beef than you will save by not showering for a year". Now isn't THAT shocking?
And don't get me started about how much grain is needed to produce a pound of tasty beef, and how many starving people it could feed.

I guess the message I want to pass is that if the world doesn't stop consuming meat in such an excessive and unhealthy way, well, we're all doomed. Just saying.


  1. JEEZ....Those figures are shocking...for both jeans and beef. I already am a veg, but I am going to sign off jeans....You'll recognize me as the one walking down the street pantless. ha ha! Just joshing but I will stop buying new jeans. I have too many already.

  2. Hello
    I am french/Australian. Love your blog. So glad to know there are young activists like you out there.

  3. that's incredible. really. horrible! in my house it would be kind of difficult to be vegetarian... but I'm sure we can at least reduce the amount of meat consumed! One day, i'm sure of it, humanity will figure out that it's dumb and cruel to eat meat... one day.
    we gotta keep hope! I think i'm becoming an activist too!

  4. Thank you for letting me know I'm not alone on wanting to change the planet for the better! Knowing that there is someone else out there who shares my views is a good feeling :)

    I wrote a blog on it
    Thank you