On December 6th 2013, the Sustainable Food Trust convened an international conference on the theme of 'True Cost Accounting in Food and Farming'.
Bringing together world-leaders from across food, farming, conservation, research, finance and government policy, we wanted to investigate why our current economic system makes it more profitable to produce food in ways that damage the environment and human health, instead of rewarding methods of production that deliver benefits.
To access all of the Powerpoint presentations from the event, Click here.
Chief Executive, Sustainable Food Trust
Prince of Wales
Environment and Society, University of Essex, England
Environmental Science, UC Berkeley, California
Senior Officer, FAO, United Nations
Food Policy, City University, London
Chief Executive, Triodos Bank, Netherlands
Founder, Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Founder, Feeding 5000, London
Chief Executive, True Price, Holland
Chief Executive, SEKEM, Egypt
Chief Executive, GIST Advisory, New Delhi
Chief Executive, Conservation International, USA
Director General, Biodiversity International, Rome
Chief Executive, RSPB, England
Four speakers discuss the urgent need for change in our food systems
Challenges and benefits of true cost accounting in real world scenarios
Can nature friendly food systems be productive and profitable?
Does it stack up? A panel discussion chaired by the BBC’s John Humphrys