The Bean: Beans use less water than beef!

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By Sharon
January 16, 2014

If you could grow only one vegetable, one that would provide the most nutrition for you and your family, what would it be?

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 18, 2014 6:48 PM CST
A great article! Sharon.
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Sharon
Jan 18, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Thanks Caroline!
I hadn't thought about the water part, but you're right on several levels.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 18, 2014 6:58 PM CST
Really nice up here today !
I think it is almost 60 ºF or near there--- a record temperture!
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jan 18, 2014 7:22 PM CST
Wow!! You must have sent all the cold down here! It has been unusually cold for us this year.
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Newyorkrita
Jan 18, 2014 7:52 PM CST
What do you mean by the less water comment? Less water to cook or do you mean it takes less water to grow beans than to raise beef? Confused
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jan 18, 2014 8:37 PM CST
Maybe both??
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CarolineScott
Jan 19, 2014 8:50 AM CST
It takes less water to raise a pound of beans than to grow a pound of beef.
Also less land is involved.
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Newyorkrita
Jan 19, 2014 10:58 AM CST
Oh yes, I figure that must be true. But beef must be the second most widely grown food animal, I am thinking chicken is the first. Now for those of us in suburbia with not so much room, it definately makes sense to grow veggies and beans. Only wish I could have afew chickens too. The cows I will just leave to my supermarket.

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