Kai Olson-Sawyer
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Kai Olson-Sawyer is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst in the GRACE Water and Energy Programs. Prior to joining GRACE, Kai was employed at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon and conducted research for NYC Apollo Alliance. Kai received a Masters in sociology with an environmental focus from The New School for Social Research, and a B.A. from Earlham College. He holds the Water Footprint Network Certificate of the Global Water Footprint Standard. His body is composed of 60 percent water.

Rethinking Industrial Meat Production

We know meat production takes many resources, but do we have any idea what the limits of all those resources are?

Meat’s large water footprint: why raising livestock and poultry for meat is so resource-intensive

Why revealing the virtual water hidden in meat and explaining its resource-intensity matters; acknowledging the potential problems and limits for ways forward.

Shuanghui-Smithfield Deal: Water for Waste

The buyout of the world’s biggest pork producer, US-based Smithfield Food, by its giant Chinese counterpart, Shuanghui International, was water for waste.