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  • Meat-eaters consume the equivalent of about 5,000 litres [1,100 gallons] of water a day compared to the 1,000-2,000 litres used by people on vegetarian diets

    How many are those "Meat-eaters" and how many are those "on vegetarian diets"? Unless I'm missing something here, that sentence sounds like if there's 5 of the "Meaters" for each vegetarian, then everyone's drinking the same... and that relation is surely over the 5 to 1 :-)

    But anyway, it kind of makes sense... there's probably more water on vegetab

    • by waltman (335) on 2004.08.23 7:13 (#33622) Journal
      How many are those "Meat-eaters" and how many are those "on vegetarian diets"? Unless I'm missing something here, that sentence sounds like if there's 5 of the "Meaters" for each vegetarian, then everyone's drinking the same... and that relation is surely over the 5 to 1 :-)

      But anyway, it kind of makes sense... there's probably more water on vegetables then on meat.

      It's not just water that the livestock drinks, it's also water to grow all the food that it eats (which is primarily veggies).