The Lexicon of Sustainability Project is a US based organisation that sits at the intersection between language, art and food-systems change. Previously featured as our ‘resource of the week‘ the project aims to identify a new lexicon of terms around sustainable food and farming, and communicate their meaning in ways that the public can understand and engage with.

We were delighted when they decided to take-on ‘True Cost Accounting’ as a term worthy of definition for public understanding of the changes that are needed to transform our food systems. The film below was based on a discussion between Douglas, and our Chief Executive Patrick Holden. The Lexicon team have done a fantastic job of clearly explaining how the cheap prices we pay at the tills do not reflect the true price that we pay in the long-term.

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