Imagine a World Where We Pay the True Cost of Food

Laura Wellesley and Ana Yang explain why a healthy diet will lead to a healthy planet.

Explainer Video Published 6 October 2020 Updated 15 September 2023 3 minute watch

Imagine a world where we pay the true cost of food

— Laura Wellesley and Ana Yang explain why a healthy diet will lead to a healthy planet.

Paying the true cost of food isn’t about paying more for our groceries, it’s about changing the way we produce, distribute and consume food.

A shift away from practices that have huge costs both for our personal health and for the environment is urgently needed.

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