The water footprint of animal products: The meat crisis: Developing more sustainable and ethical production and consumption

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts a rough doubling of meat and milk consumption in the first half of the 21st century, with particularly rapid growth occurring in the developing economies of Asia. What will this mean for the health and wellbeing of those animals, of the people who consume ever larger quantities of animal products, and for the health of the planet itself?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Meat Crisis
    Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption
    EditorsJoyce D'Silva, John Webster
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages21-30
    Number of pages10
    Edition2nd
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315562032
    ISBN (Print)9781138673281
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameEarthscan Food and Agriculture
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group

      Fingerprint

    Cite this

    Hoekstra, A. Y. (2017). The water footprint of animal products: The meat crisis: Developing more sustainable and ethical production and consumption. In J. D'Silva, & J. Webster (Eds.), The Meat Crisis: Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption (2nd ed., pp. 21-30). (Earthscan Food and Agriculture). London: Routledge.