Trillions in hidden costs of agrifood systems revealed by Oxford research contained in UN report

November 08, 2023

Unhealthy dietary patterns represented more than 80% of the hidden costs in wealthier nations. Left unchecked, the hidden costs generated by agrifood systems activities will depress future growth and development. This contrasts with $177 billion of hidden costs in France and $23 billion in Ireland. Consequently, the measured hidden costs represent the reduction in welfare due to a decline in purchasing power. The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai starts in December, and it has an increased focus on agrifood systems.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford