Households are the biggest energy users in food system

Households are the biggest energy users in food system

In 2002, ERS research indicates U.S. households used 28 percent of the energy consumed by the food system on food-related tasks. Although households used the most food-related energy, food processing had the largest growth in energy use between 1997 and 2002. This chart is from Energy Use in the U.S. Food System, ERR-94.


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