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Running the Locavore Numbers

microwave-energy-suck-150.jpgIn an editorial for The New York Times, Stephen Budiansky did the math on energy use in American food production, and guess what? The biggest suck isn't shipping, which accounts for 14% of food system energy consumption, nor is it fertilizers and chemicals, which account for 8%. Nope! It's your kitchen, which claims a whopping 32%. [NYT]

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