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

Patrick N. Canning

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2010, 6

Abstract: In 2007, the U.S. food system accounted for almost 16 percent of the Nation’s energy budget. Between 1997 and 2002, over 80 percent of the increase in annual U.S. energy consumption was food related. Population growth, higher per capita food expenditures, and greater reliance on energy-using technologies boosted food-related energy consumption.

Keywords: Crop Production/Industries; Livestock Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.121892

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