Although estimates vary, we invest about 14 calories of fossil fuel-based energy and 15-20 calories of energy in general into every 1 calorie of food produced. And (here’s the kicker) 30-50% of the food produced never makes it to a digestive track. So those energy input numbers are actually low by any true measure of [...]
I really like the Ag Census and USDA-NASS. Fellow data geeks (but they have the better electric guitar).