Article- Fuel for Food: Energy Use in the U.S. Food System

From the USDA Publication Amber Waves:

Excerpt: In 2007, the U.S. food system accounted for almost 16 percent of the Nation’s energy budget, up from 14 percent in 2002 Greater reliance on energy-intensive technologies throughout the food system, along with population growth and higher per capita food expenditures, boosted food-related energy consumption

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