Energy used for food consumed by average individual in the US (in 2002)

Value 4e+7 BTU/year
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin, Diet, Energy and Global Warming, Earth Interactions, Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, March 2006 link p.3 2nd paragraph equation 1
Primary Source FAOSTAT, 2005: Statistical Database of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, available from link
Method P.3 2nd paragraph: link
Comments BTU=British Thermal Unit=1.06kJ. See BNID 104630, 104634
Entered by Uri M
ID 104635