The True Cost of American Food

About the Event

This conference brought together a wide range of leaders and interested citizens to address one of the most critical barriers currently preventing sustainable food systems becoming mainstream – the failure to recognize the true costs of producing food in different ways.

World class speakers discussed the reasons why food from the most damaging production systems appears cheap, when its real cost to the environment and public health is very high. They also explored ways in which the food and agricultural economics can be made more honest, thus creating the conditions for a major global transition to more sustainable food production and consumption.

Watch recordings from the event via our YouTube playlist




Fort Mason Center

Located on the waterfront in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Herbst Pavilion of the Fort Mason Center provides an atmospheric and inspiring location to host this event.

Main Office
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan Street)
Building A
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 345-7500

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