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Why do we need to change the economics of our food systems?

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Our food system is broken! Globally, more than two billion people globally are malnourished, of which 800 million people go to bed hungry. Agriculture is responsible for land degradation and loss of biodiversity, is the biggest user of water and contributes to climate change.

The economics of the food systems however, ignores all these negative externalities and still claims that food in supermarkets is cheap. The dominant emphasis on yields or profits per hectare is is disregarding social, natural and human capital. In order to achieve sustainable food systems we must change the food metrics.

Join this online lecture and discussion with Alexander Müller, Managing Director of TMG – Thinktank for Sustainability in Berlin. Alexander Müller served from 2011 to 2005 as State Secretary in the German Ministry for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture and from 2006 until 2013 as Assistant-Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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Nutrition / Food Systems
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Market / Trade