The 634 Gallon Hamburger

Here is an interesting web site (waterfootprint.org) that helps us understand the relationship between our water usage and the products we consume. Here are some examples of the water used to bring certain items to market.

Hamburger = 634 gallons of water
2lb of Industrial Beef = 4094 gallons of water
2lb of chicken meat = 1030 gallons of water
1 qt of milk = 264 gallons of water
1 glass of beer = 19 gallons of water

It looks like drinking beer may be the ecologically responsible choice. :)