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True Cost of Food in the US Food System

True Cost of Food in the US Food System

This report from the Rockefeller Foundation uses true cost accounting to assess the United States food system. It finds that (quantifiable) annual costs to health, the environment and biodiversity are US$3.2 trillion - around three times higher than US expenditure on food, which is US$1.1 trillion per year. The report finds that people of colour are disproportionately affected by negative impacts including non-communicable diseases, food insecurity, and air pollution exposure.

Read the full report, True Cost of Food: Measuring What Matters to Transform the U.S. Food System, here. See also the TABLE explainer Food systems and contributions to other environmental problems.

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