Economics and Policy

True Cost Accounting to Drive “the Biggest Change in Farming Since the Industrial Revolution”

The global population consumes about US$9 trillion of food each year, but the external cost of that food is more than double that—US$19.8 trillion.

“Food Can Be the Linchpin for Change” Across Global Issues

While global forums have recently put a heavier focus on important topics like regenerative agriculture and food waste, healthy and sustainable diets are often left off the table.

UK Announces Pilot of Highly Protected Marine Areas

The UK will identify five sites to pilot Highly Protected Marine Areas in 2022 in order to increase protection of marine life and habitats.

Social Movements And Scientists Are Challenging the UN Food Systems Summit’s Agenda

Civil society organizations, scientists and Indigenous peoples are taking a stand against UN Food Systems Summit’s agenda.

Global Leaders Pledge Their Commitment To True Cost Accounting

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GA) recently published a sign-on letter encouraging eaters and policymakers alike to recognize the true costs of food. By embracing True Cost Accounting (TCA), GA believes that global leaders can help ensure…

Senator Booker’s Legislation Aims to Reform U.S. Farm Systems

Senator Booker has drawn a wide range of support from farm advocates, public health and environmental justice groups.

Recent Report Exposes the Hidden Costs of Food in the U.S.

According to a recent report by the Rockefeller Foundation, the true cost of food in the U.S. is 3 times what Americans are currently spending on food.

Are Young People Really Eating Less Meat?

Young people are buying and eating more meat than older generations, according to new research from the World Resources Institute.

The Table to Farm Movement Championing Sustainable Agriculture in Colorado

Boulder County’s new program helps restaurants to support regional regenerative farming.

USDA Invests US$20 Billion in SNAP Benefits for Americans

The average monthly food aid awarded per person will increase from US$121 to US$157, totaling an additional US$20 billion per year.