The True Cost of American Food

About the event

This conference will bring 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 will discuss 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 will also explore 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.

The conference will begin with a reception on Thursday 14th April, and will feature keynote addresses, local and artisan food, and a cultural program.

This will be followed by a full two days of plenary and two sets of 8 parallel sessions on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April. 

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April 14th - 17th 2016

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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

April 14th - 16th 2016

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