Agriculture and energy go hand in hand. From the production of fertilizers to the processing and transport of food products to market, fossil fuels are required for to keep industrialized agriculture in business. And increasingly, traditional food crops are being diverted to energy production, primarily turning corn into ethanol. Here you can learn about how food and energy are connected.
Energy and Agriculture
  • As a result of the industrialization and consolidation of agriculture, food production has become increasingly dependent on energy.
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A More Energy Efficient Food System
  • Ever think about how much energy goes into your food? In the US, it takes about 10 units of fossil energy to produce one unit of food energy.
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The Rush To Ethanol
  • While global demand for fossil fuels grows, gasoline prices remain volatile. Alternatives to oil-based fuels look increasingly attractive. However, corn-based ethanol is not the answer.
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