How our Livestock Utilize
the Embodied Energy of Food
The embodied energy is defined as the total amount of energy required to produce a particular product. In the case of the food we eat, the embodied energy involves all of the processes from soil preparation, to planting, to watering, to fertilizing, to harvesting, to packaging, to transportation, to refrigeration and so on and so forth.
Click here to learn more from the USDA’s report on Energy Use In The U.S. Food System, which paints a vivid realization of what it really takes to put food on our tables.