World Water Day

Eat less chicken [Commentary]

Eat less chicken [Commentary]

The next time you stroll through your supermarket, take a breather by the poultry. Pick up a chicken and place the package in your cart. Next, walk over to the beverage aisle and put nine gallon-sized jugs of water next to the unfortunate bird.

Finally, when you get home, pop off the caps, and dump all nine of those plastic jugs down the drain.

Why, you might protest, would you waste so much valuable water? Isn't much of our nation plagued by drought? Don't countless people worldwide not have access to clean, safe water?

In fact, dumping out nine gallons of water is essentially what happens each time a chicken is purchased; that's how much water it takes to slaughter one...