97.5% of the earth water is salty. And only 2.5% is freshwater. But over 2/3 of the freshwater is locked in the polar ice caps and glaciers. This leaves only 0.5% in our lakes, rivers and groundwater for agricultural, industrial and personal use. But due to water pollution, the quality of this water is under threat. According to the World Health Organization, only 0.007% of the water supply is safe for consumption. And this 0.007% of the water needs to be shared by more than 7 billion people on the planet. And this water is not distributed evenly throughout the world.

Do you know that the change of our eating habits are also a threat to our water resources? People nowadays tend to eat more meat. It takes 1,300 litres of water to produce 1 kilo of wheat. 3,400 litres of water for 1 kilo of rice. But 15,500 litres of water are required to produce 1 kilo of beef. To make sure we have enough clean water to drink in the rest of our living life, eating less meat is actually one possible way that can help! TOGETHER, we can do it!!



文/Bob Tsai



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