Did You Know: Obesity

November 16, 2011
Daily Kos

Next to automobiles, food production uses more fossil fuel than any other part of our economy, including energy production.  Some studies put farm consumption as high as 40 percent of America’s total fossil fuel use.  

The major use of fossil fuel is in transportation and distribution.  Gas-powered farming equipment; chemical fertilizers made from natural gas; pesticides made from petroleum; gas-powered food processing machines and oil based packaging materials consume the rest.

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