# Meat is grain (and water) in another package

Casey’s daily digest 9/18/2014

Populations in developing countries are consuming more meat. A meat-rich diet requires far more fertilizer and water than one based on grains and legumes.

Meat is grain (and water) in another package. It takes 4.5 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of chicken meat; 7.3 pounds to produce 1 pound of pork; and 20 pounds to produce 1 pound of beef. Only 4% of the protein in corn is converted to edible protein in beef. It’s just 10% in pork and 20% in chicken.”