The 634 Gallon Hamburger

Here is an interesting web site ( 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. :)