And I can get two with my BOGO coupon!

Just ran across an interesting statistic about the true cost of eating meat, specifically hamburgers.

"Producing a quarter pound of hamburger requires 100 gallons of water, 1.2 lbs. of feed grain and energy equal to a cup of gasoline, causes the loss of 1.25 lbs. of topsoil and causes greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to a 6-mile drive in a typical U.S. car. The average person in the United States consumes 260 lbs. of meat per year, most of it hamburgers." (Source: United Nations Population Fund)
So what does it --really-- cost each time you buy a burger for $1.99 ? And who's paying the rest of the tab?

Put aside the health implications of eating meat, from causing dozens of cancers to an untold number of different diseases, is it worth the price?

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  1. Interesting! I did not know about the loss of soil through erosion associated with meat production.

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