Watch the Documentary ‘Feasting on Fuel’

How much energy did it take to make your dinner? From growing lettuce to grilling your steak, it takes a lot of fossil fuels to get food from the farm to our tables. Inside Energy and Harvest Public Media investigated where all that energy goes, and how farmers, food processors and grocers are trying to cut down on their fossil fuel use.

Feasting On….Fertilizer?

The U.S. may be on the verge of a boom in new fertilizer plants, which could be good news for farmers, but not the environment. As part of our Feasting on Fuel project, this story comes to us from Abby Wendle of Harvest Public Media.

Feasting On Fuel: A Video Explainer

This Thanksgiving our holiday feast will contain 4500 calories. Those calories are just a measure of energy, and that food was produced using fossil fuels. In this video, Inside Energy’s Dan Boyce explains how fossil fuels are, in fact, your food.

The Carbon Footprint Of Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Mike Berners-Lee is one of the world’s leading researchers on the carbon footprint of—well—everything (he even wrote a book subtitled “The Carbon Footprint of Everything”), he’s plenty familiar with the impacts of the foods that star in the traditional Thanksgiving Day spread.

Fuel: It’s What’s For Dinner

Up to a fifth of our nation’s total energy use goes into growing, transporting, processing and eventually preparing our food, but those energy inputs are often hidden. In this first story in the Inside Energy and Harvest Public Media collaboration Feasting on Fuel, we look at one place they’re not.