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Hamburgers are the guilty culprits
Posted by Luhana Primary, South Africa on 20 February 2019
Post related to The water we eat,

Today Mrs Rafebe tackled the Water We Eat challenge they learnt about last year for this year’s new batch of eager water explorers. Using a serious of different food cards learners explored which meals get a tick and which meals get a big red cross for a water wise criterion. Hamburgers they learnt consume a whooping 2700 litres of secret or hidden water. Initially the children though that it was the lettuce and tomato racking up a big water bill, but they soon learnt that processed meat such as a hamburger patty are the guilty culprits. Meat on average using 8 times the water and 160 the land per calories produced than any other grains or vegetables. If we are all going to work towards a sustainable future, we must all learn to get by on a lot less meat.



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