Monitoring negative and positive impacts of food

02 October 2017

Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, True Price and Wageningen Economic Research have developed an approach where positive and negative societal effects of the production and consumption of food can be monitored. The goal is to ultimately provide businesses and consumers with more possibilities to take decisions.
The new approach has been applied to potatoes, fresh green beans, whole milk, minced beef and pure chocolate. Examples of positive effects of food are: more employment, higher salaries, knowledge building and increased health. Negative effects are e.g. climate change, water pollution, biodiversity, child labor and underpayment (News Item True Price, 1 September 2017).
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