True cost accounting acknowledges the social, human, and environmental impacts of our food system to reveal what food really costs. These 10 organizations are committed to investigating the true costs of food to make a more sustainable food system for the future.
“Land and soils constitute the foundation for sustainable agricultural development, essential ecosystem functions, and food security,” according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “They are key to sustaining life on Earth.”
On World Food Day, the path to a sustainable food system includes a holistic framework to tackle decisions on public health, soil regeneration, and the environment.
Dr. Jes Weiglet, shares his thoughts on the role of the TEEBAgriFood framework in the creation of a common language in the agriculture system. He shows the hidden health care and environmental costs of cheap food, and how a collaborative effort can help realize the true cost of cheap food.
Dr. Gunars Platais discusses the complexity of economics in the food system. He shows how every decision in the food system has both intended and unintended consequences and that an integrated approach can increase public interest in the food system.
Dr. Haripriya Gundimeda, the President of the International Urban Biodiversity Network and chapter author of new report discusses the shifting methods in the food system, and their impacts on food quality and both human and planetary health.
Dr. Michael Hamm talks about poor human health and food loss, and how community-driven strategies and new report can help minimize their harm.
Patrick Holden and the role of accessibility and collaboration in overhauling the food system. He discusses how groundbreaking, new report opens conversations to change the agricultural industry
New, groundbreaking TEEBAgriFood report is new tool used to solve current and future issues in the food system. Dr. Walter Pengue discusses the role of the report in mobilizing citizens and addressing complex agricultural models.