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The hidden cost of UK food

| Type artikkel: Rapport

Kategori: Klima og miljø, Økonomi

This report finds that the food we eat costs us about twice as much as it appears in our shopping bills. For every £1 UK consumers spend on food, additional costs of around £1 are incurred. These costs are not paid by the food businesses, nor are they included within the retail price of food. Instead they are passed on to society in a range of hidden ways. In total, production-related costs account for an extra 50p for every £1 spent on food, while the costs of diet-related disease account for an extra 37p. One surprising conclusion is that farm support payments account for only 2.5p in every hidden £1 spent on food.

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