Celebrate Earth Day by Making a Difference

Chipwellness's Blog

Sunday is Earth Day. Look at the data regarding raising our food and the environment.  According to David Pimentel, Professor of Ecology and Agriculture Science at Cornell University, food and fiber crops cover 12% of the Earth’s total land area, 24% of the Earth’s area is used to graze livestock, and 87% of fresh water is consumed by the agriculture industry.  One dairy cow produces 1,036 pounds of manure per week, contributing to ground water contamination and emits methane and nitrous oxide which harms the environment.  It takes 2500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef vs just 60 gallons of water to produce one pound of potatoes. Over 50% of the grain grown in the US is used to feed livestock.  The grain used to feed livestock in the US could feed close to 800 million people and would help reduce world hunger.  A majority of soil erosion is…

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