Water is our most precious natural resource. Without it we can’t live. From doing the dishes to hydrofracking we humans have found all sorts of ways to use precious H2O.
This short video from Grist.org breaks down how much water is used to grow our food from Broccoli to Chocolate to an 8 ounce steak.
I don’t know what is more surprising: that agricultural uses more water than any other activity in this country or that it requires 924 gallons of water to yield an 8 ounce steak?
Here is the interview on MSNBC that Grist contributor Amelia Urry has with Greenhouse host Tony Dokoupil. If you watch the MSNBC clip it has the above video in it. I like that Amelia Urry is really smart and I like that she is saying the best way to eat is to eat consciously. Not to go on some extreme Grasshoppers and cabbage diet.
Which immediately makes me wonder: what would be a good recipe for a cabbage and Grasshopper dish? Crunchy fried Grasshoppers coated in a spicy hot chili powder sprinkled over slow cooked curried cabbage? 😉
Join the conversation, what do you think?