Environment

the high consumption of natural resources for production of bovine meat that it consists of a small whim in our diet, however a great impact in our environment. Research points with respect to an explosive per capita increase in the consumption of meat in the vegetable place, and is esteem that up to 2020 this increase it is of more 50% (in special thanks to the adhesions of China and India to the nourishing habits of the Ocidente). Our reason for concern goes very beyond a healthful feeding: engloba the expressive involved expenses in the production of the meat. Still remaining in the question of the water, it is enough to remember that, to produce 3 kg of bovine meat, spends as much water how much a person taking a daily bath (of shower), during five minutes, per one year. From estimates of the World-wide gua Advice (CMA), to produce one kilo of potato we spend of 100 the 200 liters of water (remembering that kg for hectare of potato in Brazil is possible to produce 23,000 more than). However, if we desire meat bovine following the potato, must preparing in them to consume 13,000 liters for kilo on average (with a production around only 47 kg of meat equivalent-carcaa/ha). The situation if aggravates when analyzing the energy spends all through the process. It are the expenses with fuel to carry the grains that feed the cattle, is necessary to keep in functioning tractor, trucks and equipment to prepare the cattle until it to arrive in our tables.

When collating these aspects, we enxergamos with bigger clearness the impact that the increase of the oil cause in the inflation of foods. Another point of interest for we is the pollution caused for the cattle creation. According to a report of United Nations of 2006, the cattle is responsible for the emission of 18% of the pollutant gases. .