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Fossil Energy Inputs Protein Source Energy in : Protein Out (kilocalories) Lamb 57:1Beef (grain & forage) 40:1 Beef (forage only) 20:1 Swine 14:1 Turkeys 10:1 Broilers 4:1 Source: Pimental, 2008, Food, Energy, & Society
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Estimated Annual Food Purchases by Residents of La Plata County
Letting Regional Sourcing Prove the Local MarketOften must go beyond local when supply is lacking:• Recognize that you lose some benefits of Farm to School.• Maintain a standing preference for local producers and processors.• Keep sources and prices transparent.• Encourage local producers & processors.• Review local availability frequently.• Make policy clear from the start — no surprises.