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The Oiliness of Everything: Invisible Oil and Energy Payback Time.

The Oiliness of Everything: Invisible Oil and Energy Payback Time By Alice Friedemann, www.energyskeptic.com August 23, 2014 (last update 8-28-2015) Just as fish swim in water, we swim in oil.  You can’t understand the predicament we’re in until you can … Continue reading

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Energy in the Food System uses 19% of all energy consumed in the USA. Pimentel 2008

Pimentel David, et. al. 2008.  Reducing Energy Inputs in the US Food System.  Human Ecology 36:459–471 [ Here are some excerpts from this paper. I don’t list many of the ideas in the article on how to do this though, … Continue reading

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Energy in Food System. March 2010. USDA

Canning, P. 2010. Energy Use in the U.S. Food System.  USDA Economic Research Report Number 94 Another great review of this article is Beyond Food Miles by Michael Bomford, a research scientist and extension specialist at Kentucky State University, an … Continue reading

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