Estimated annual energy used for food production in the US

Value 1.02E+16 BTU/year
Organism Biosphere
Reference Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin, Diet, Energy and Global Warming, Earth Interactions, Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, March 2006
Primary Source Heller, M. C., and G. A. Keoleian, 2000: Life cycle-based sustainability indicators for assessment of the U.S. food system, Report No. CSS00- 20 04 of the Center for Sustainable Systems, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 59 pp
Comments BTU=British Thermal Unit=1.06 kJ
Entered by Uri M
ID 104631