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The Food System Economics Commission brings together 18 co-chairs and commissioners and more than 60 researchers from 25 institutions to study the economics of food systems. The research found on this page informs the Global Policy Report that was launched on 29 January 2024.

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Background Papers

Working papers supporting findings of the Global Policy Report synthesized by FSEC Commissioners.


The Hidden Costs of Food

accumulated since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016

The counter shows the accumulated hidden costs of our current food systems since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016, taking into account greenhouse gas emissions, blue water use, land use conversion, nitrogen emissions, undernourishment, poverty, and unhealthy diets.

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