Sjaak’s Vegan Chocolate Quiz – Answers

Because thinking about food choices and environmental impact is such a dry topic (pun intended), sometimes we quipped “Answer a question for vegan chocolate!”

Here is the complete list of questions and answers used at the BAVeg booth at Vallejo Earth Day.  Please consider taking the quiz first — without looking at the answers, below.  Here is a link to the questions only

For those pondering the questions, here are the answers and the sources we used.  Kudos to Debbie who led the research and selection on the questions.

 

Q 1:  HOW MUCH WATER IS NEEDED TO PRODUCE ONE POUND OF BEEF?

A 1:   2,500 GALLONS

(SOURCE:  EARTHSAVE)

http:  //www.earthsave.org/environment/water.htm

 

 

Q 2:  HOW MUCH WATER DOES A DAIRY COW DRINK EACH DAY?

A 2:  30 – 50 GALLONS

(SOURCE:  DAIRY HERD MANAGEMENT

www.dairyherd.com/dairy…/Drinking-water-for-dairy-cattle-Part1-122457

 

 

Q 3:  HOW MUCH MILK DOES A COW GIVE PER DAY?

 

A 3:  6 – 7 GALLONS

(SOURCE:  MIDWEST DAIRY ASSOCIATION)

www.midwestdairy.com/0t164p176/dairy-cows/

 

 

Q 4:  HOW MUCH WATER IS NEEDED TO PRODUCE 1 GALLON OF MILK?
A 4:  1000 GALLONS

(SOURCE:  US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY)

http:  //water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinking water/water_trivia_facts.cfm#_edn11

 

Q 5:  IN THE U.S., HOW MUCH WATER IS CONSUMED BY PRIVATE HOMES VS. FOR ANIMAL AGRICULTURE?
A 5:  5% VS. 55%

(SOURCE:  (CENTER FOR SCIENCE FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST)

http:  //www.cspinet.org/EatingGreen/PDFs/arguments4.pdf

 

 

Q 6:  HOW MUCH WATER IS REQUIRED TO PRODUCE A SINGLE HAMBURGER?

 

A 6:  660 GALLONS (=2 MONTHS WORTH OF SHOWERS!)

(SOURCE:  U.S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY)

http:  //www.epa.gov/climate change/ghgemissions/global.html

 

 

Q 7:  HOW MUCH LAND IS REQUIRED TO FEED A VEGAN FOR ONE YEAR?

 

A 7:  1/6TH OF AN ACRE

(SOURCE:  EARTHSAVE)

http:  //earthsave.org/pdf/ofof2006.pdf

 

 

Q 8:  HOW MUCH MORE LAND IS REQUIRED TO FEED A MEAT EATER VS A VEGAN FOR ONE YEAR?

 

A 8:  18x MORE LAND THAN IS REQUIRED TO FEED A VEGAN

(SOURCE:  EARTHSAVE)

http:  //earthsave.org/pdf/ofof2006.pdf

 

 

Q 9:  HOW MUCH WATER IS SAVED PER DAY BY EATING A VEGAN DIET?

 

A 9:  600 GALLONS

(SOURCE:  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

http:  //environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips/

 

 

Q 10:  FOR FARMS IN THE USDA JURISDICTION, HOW MUCH ANIMAL WASTE IS PRODUCED EVERY MINUTE IN THE UNITED STATES?

 

  • 1 MILLION POUNDS
  • 3 MILLION POUNDS
  • 5 MILLION POUNDS
  • 7 MILLION POUNDS

 

A 10:  7 MILLION POUNDS

Source:  Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/region9/animalwaste/problem.html

 

 

Q 11:  HOW MUCH OF CALIFORNIA’S WATER SUPPLY GOES TOWARD PRODUCING MEAT AND DAIRY FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION?

 

A 11:  MORE THAN 50%

SOURCE:  PACIFIC INSTITUTE

http:  //pacinst.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2013/02/ca_ftprint_full_report3.pdf

 

 

Q 12:  ANIMAL AGRICULTURE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HOW MUCH OF AMAZON RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION?

 

A 12:  91%

(SOURCE:  MARGULIS, SERGIO. “CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION OF THE BRAZILLIAN RAINFOREST”. WORLD BANK PUBLICATIONS)

https:  //open knowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15060

 

 

Q 13:  HOW MUCH OF THE EARTH’S LAND IS COVERED BY LIVESTOCK?

 

A 13:  45%

(SOURCE:  LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE)

https:  //cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/…/IssueBrief3.pdf

 

Q 14 :  HOW MUCH IS ANIMAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS VS. ALL FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION?

 

A 14:  18% VS. 13%

(SOURCE:  U.S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY)

http:  //www.epa.gov/climate change/ghgemissions/global.html

 

Q 15:  TRUE OR FALSE:  FOR THE AMOUNT OF WATER USED TO PRODUCE 1 POUND OF BEEF, YOU COULD TAKE 37 SHOWERS…

 

A 15:  TRUE

(SOURCE:  CBS SAN FRANCISCO)

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/…how-much-water-are-you-really-consuming-3-drought-conservation-footprint/

 

 

Q 16:  TRUE OR FALSE:  FOR THE AMOUNT OF WATER USED TO PRODUCE 1 POUND OF BEEF, YOU COULD DO 45 LOADS OF LAUNDRY…

 

A 16:  TRUE

(SOURCE:  CBS SAN FRANCISCO)

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/…how-much-water-are-you-really-consuming-3-drought-conservation-footprint/

 

Q 17:  TRUE OR FALSE:  FOR THE AMOUNT OF WATER USED TO PRODUCE 1 POUND OF BEEF, YOU COULD WATER THE LAWN A WEEK…

 

A 17:  TRUE

(SOURCE:  CBS SAN FRANCISCO)

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/…how-much-water-are-you-really-consuming-3-drought-conservation-footprint/

 

Q 18:  TRUE OR FALSE:  ONE DAIRY COW PRODUCES THE SAME AMOUNT OF WASTE IN ONE DAY AS TEN TO FIFTEEN HUMAN BEINGS

 

A 18:  FALSE.

ONE DAIRY COW PRODUCES THE SAME AMOUNT OF WASTE IN ONE DAY AS TWENTY TO FORTY HUMAN BEINGS

Source:  Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/region9/animalwaste/problem.html