America's Meat Obsession Isn't Great For The Environment
You might've heard that a pound of meat takes about 2,500 gallons of water to produce. Here's why.By Kate Grumke | July 1, 2016
America loves its meat. But all that beef and brisket comes at a high price for the planet.
That's because the way much of the world raises livestock requires tons and tons and literal tons of natural resources.
The age-old way to raise cattle — and the environmentally friendly way — is to grassfeed them. But our growing demand for beef means cattle have to be fattened up at an unnatural pace. Rather than grass, the majority of the cows in the U.S. are eating corn and other grains.