Water Usage


Dairy

The best global estimate of the total water needed to produce a litre of milk is about 1020 litres.


Meat

You might be surprised by how much water it takes to make the meat we see on our plate. 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products. One third of the global water footprint of animal production is related to beef cattle.

Water required to produce 1 kg of

  Beef

 14980 litres of water 

 Lamb

 10409 litres of water

 Pork

 4796 litres of water

 Chicken

 3897 litres of water

 Cow Milk 

 1020 litres of water


Initial findings have shown that cellular agriculture will use 1/10th of the water required to traditionally grow meat. Furthermore this water can be recycled once cycled through bioreactors.

Sources: 

http://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report-48-WaterFootprint-AnimalProducts-Vol1.pdf