Blog Action Day 2011 – Topic: Food – Do Burgers Harm The Environment?


This year Blog Action Day coincides with World Food Day, a time that focuses the world’s attention on food,  something we all have in common.

The purpose of Blog Action Day is discussion.

In the past Blog Action Day has focused on such topics as Poverty, Water, Climate Change and The Environment

There is SOOOOOO much to say about food.

I think it’s true… we ALL have food in common.

We all have to eat.

Food for some is taken for granted and for others – they are starving.

The issues and concerns around the topic are vast, overwhelming and complicated

My personal “say” about food isn’t particularly the voice I want to have, but it’s a commentary that keeps finding me …an activist by accident.

Let’s talk about this fact  (sourced from blog action day’s site )  

It takes 24 liters of water to produce one hamburger.

Think about this for a moment – For every burger you eat imagine 24 Liter bottles sitting on your table. TWENTY FOUR!

Ask yourself WHAT are you eating? And is it worth it?

Is depleting water, the most valuable natural resource we have worth what you just ate?

Water is something you can not give back.

Does the production of a hamburger make sense in the bigger picture of things?

All this for the convenience of something fast, salty, caloric and yummy tasting ?

What if that water was used to grow food, or quench thirst instead?

Doesn’t that make more sense?

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