Would you turn on your shower for 90 minutes and let it run unused? Of course not -- that would be completely irresponsible and wasteful! But if you throw a barbecue and toss out a few uncooked hamburgers, that’s pretty much what you’re doing. Each hamburger patty that’s tossed into the trash equals about 90 minutes’ worth of water used to produce that amount of meat. If you do eat meat, be cautious and treat it like a special delicacy rather than as a disposable ingredient. And since meat isn’t compostable, eat it all or save it for future meals.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION