The best global estimate of the total water needed to produce a litre of milk is about 1020 litres.
You might be surprised by how much water it takes to make the meat we see on our plate. 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products. One third of the global water footprint of animal production is related to beef cattle.
Water required to produce 1 kg of
14980 litres of water
10409 litres of water
4796 litres of water
3897 litres of water
1020 litres of water
Initial findings have shown that cellular agriculture will use 1/10th of the water required to traditionally grow meat. Furthermore this water can be recycled once cycled through bioreactors.