The True Cost of Cheap Food

Is organic food too expensive, or is conventional food too cheap? Why do so many people struggle to afford both? What is the true cost of cheap food if we factor in environmental degradation and human health?

These are the questions posed by many (especially recently) including food systems experts like Volkert Engelsman, the founder of Eosta, Europe’s leading organic and fair trade food distributor.

  • The simple answer? Inequality and short-sightedness lead us here.
  • The long answer? The concept of externalities makes it easy to hide the true cost of food, and a race to the bottom by corporate giants has monopolized this necessity.

Watch his TED Talk to learn more:

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