Growing our Food

America’s agriculture system is one of the largest and most complex in the entire world.  Getting all of the food from American farms to the table eats up about 10% of our total energy budget, 50% of our land, and swallows 80% of our fresh water!  

Take a look at this infographic to get an idea of some of the other costs of growing our food. 



For Infographic sources please see our American Agriculture Factsheet.

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