Mechanisms for Resilient and Equitable Food Systems
The U.S. food system currently relies on access to artificially cheap resources and labor, emphasizing processed and exportable goods over the environment and human health. TCA works to measure the costs and benefits of different agricultural production systems to identify pathways for transformative, structural change.
Through this conceptual framework, TCA researchers and partners work to identify economic externalities across the food supply chain. These externalities are then measured and undergo economic valuation in order to inform decision-making and present trade-offs for diverse stakeholders.
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