Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:58 pm Post subject: Prize-Winning Water Scientist Slams Biofuels, Urges Vegetari
The winner of the Stockholm Water Prize criticised the growing use of biofuels and urged people to eat less meat to help cut the amount of water used in food production.
British professor, John Anthony Allan, said the effect of the growing use of biofuels "is too frightening to even begin to realize."
Allan, 71, of King's College, London, was awarded the 2008 water prize for his concept of "virtual water" which measures the amount of water used in industrial and food production.
He said meat consumption was bad for the environment.
"Non-vegetarians consume five cubic meters (176 cubic feet) of water per day; your bath is a tiny puddle compared to that. It is the water for food that is the big problem... Be rational and eat less meat."
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