True cost accounting in food and farming

Sustainable food systems will never become mainstream until we develop a more honest way of reflecting the true costs of producing food.  In the present intensive model, polluters do not pay and natural capital is freely exploited, whereas producers whose systems deliver social and environmental benefits are not adequately rewarded. 

Hosted by the Sustainable Food Trust, this session will explore how we can correct these distortions and build a better business case for sustainable farming. 

Speakers:  
Patrick Holden (Sustainable Food Trust) 
Alexander Muller (Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Food and Agriculture) 
Kerry McCarthy MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)

 

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