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…

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.

New Book Addresses Hidden Costs of Food

A new book, the True Cost Accounting for Food: Balancing the Scale, provides a new way to understand the social, human, economic and environmental costs of the food system.

U.N. Food Systems Champions Discuss the Hidden Costs of the Food System

Members of the United Nations Food Systems Champions Network discuss the hidden costs and benefits of the food system.

New on the Podcast: James Rogers and Lauren Baker on Turning Big Ideas into Food System Realities

On Food Talk Live: Dani talks with Lauren Baker, the director of programs for the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, about how to account for the true costs of food production. Then, Apeel Sciences CEO James Rogers discusses food waste reduction.

12 Orgs Highlighting the True Cost of Food

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.

The True Cost of Food: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet, Publishing in June 2018

Agriculture affects the environment, health, fair labor, employment, food security, and many other aspects of society. Nourished Planet explores new approaches like true cost accounting, to quantify the true cost of the food system as a way to catalyze change in the current system.

Opinion | Valuing the Food System

This piece explores a forthcoming report by the U.N. Environment Initiative on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture & Food (TEEBAgriFood).

Opinion | To Fight Climate Change, Policymakers Should Turn to Food

This piece is part of Food Tank’s work to promote a forthcoming report by the U.N. Environment Initiative on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture & Food (TEEBAgriFood).

Evaluating the Future of Food through True Cost Accounting

In its new booklet, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food explains why we need True Cost Accounting to protect the future of our food, our health, and the health of our planet.