Households are the biggest energy users in food system

A bar chart showing the energy use by food processors.

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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