Dec 22nd
Reducing water use reducing meat consumption Vegetarian diets help the reduction of freshwater needs in Europe. Keeping a 2200kcal diet, based on vegetables, seeds and cheese, reduces the water needs by one fourth. Read More Vegetarian diets help the reduction of freshwater needs in Europe. The set of 28 nations of Europe are today freshwater importers, needing more than what is available internally. Considering that nearly half of the water (46%) used in the Continent is related to animal production and products, a change in the diet can take the freshwater down to sustainable levels in the future. The August "Science for Environment Policy" article, published by the European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, edited by SCU, The University of the West of England - Bristol, focuses on this topic. from the web:The water footprint of the EU for different diets - the report