California Governor’s Water-Saving Advice: Eat Veggie Burgers

Published by Lindsay Pollard-Post.

Discussing California’s historic drought at the University of Southern California on Tuesday night, Gov. Jerry Brown shared some sage water-saving advice: “If you ask me, I think you should be eating veggie burgers,” he said.

Is PETA’s message finally getting through to Gov. Brown? We’ve sent letters, “cows,” and even bathing beauties to inform the governor that meat and dairy products are the state’s biggest water-wasters. It takes more than 1,800 gallons of water to produce just 1 pound of beef , and producing just two slices of cheese requires 55 gallons of water. Last year, the cows on California’s dairy farms alone required a whopping 4.79 trillion gallons of water. Let’s hope Gov. Brown’s veggie burger endorsement means that he realizes that pouring precious water into the meat and dairy industries is all wet.

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