For the first time, leaders at COP28 officially recognized the huge impact the food on our plates has on the world around us. It’s time global leaders took action to maximize the benefits of our food system for people and planet. Adele Jones and Jenn Yates set out the role True Cost Accounting can play in realizing this promise.
Op-Ed in Devex by Alexander Mueller (TMG Think Tank) and Jenn Yates (TCA Accelerator) discusses FAO’s 2023 State of Food And Agriculture report and the need for true cost accounting to transform global food systems and maximize value for people and the planet.
Media Advisory: New UN report shows how true cost accounting can transform our food systems – and lives – for the better
The United Nations’ State of Food and Agriculture report shows that global agriculture and food systems cause hidden environmental, social and health costs amounting to at least $10 trillion each year – nearly 10% of global GDP.
By Dr. Harpinder Sandhu, Federation University Australia. Food systems transformation requires us to understand the full-scale impacts and dependencies of current food systems, whether in considering the way food is produced, to examining the broader impacts of trade, processing, distribution and consumption on planetary and human health.
By Jenn Yates, TCA Accelerator Director. Following COP 27, Jenn Yates shares her highlights from the session she moderated on the true costs and impacts of food systems.
By Jenn Yates, TCA Accelerator Director. Billed as one of humanity’s crowning achievements, the world has succeeded in producing seemingly limitless quantities of a certain food, feed, and fuel ingredients.
By Urvashi Rangan, Chair, TCA Accelerator Steering Committee.
In light of ongoing conflict and crisis, food systems transformation is needed now more than ever. The work to build stronger, more resilient, and equitable food systems has gained even greater urgency as a result of global conflict, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic.