True cost accounting in food & farming

Event Date : December 6, 2013

Sustainable Food Trust conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

This conference will address one of the most important barriers preventing sustainable food systems from becoming mainstream – the absence of pricing that reflects the true cost of production – True Cost Accounting

At present, food producers are not financially accountable for their impacts on environmental and public health, which means that the polluter doesn’t pay, and those that are making food sustainably are not rewarded for positive outcomes.

Bringing together experts from across food and agriculture, including leading economic thinkers, researchers, policy-makers and food-companies, this event presents a unique opportunity to discuss the development of a new economic model for a sustainable future.

A panel of international speakers will explore how to identify and price these external costs, and develop the policy mechanisms required to drive the change that is needed.

For more information go to Sustainable Food Trust


Keep up to date with ORC updates and fundraising appeals

Be the first to hear about the latest organic and agroecological research and get tips to improve your success with organic farming and land management with the ORC e-bulletin. Delivered to your inbox monthly.

Newsletter signup

By submitting this form, you’re agreeing for us to contact you by email about our research, knowledge exchange, policy support and fundraising. Your details will only be used by the Organic Research Centre in adherence with our Privacy Policy.

You’re free to change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting our friendly Supporters Team at