Non-sustainable food may cost less, but only from a financial point of view; before factoring in the costs associated with the nutritional impacts on public health, environmental costs and social justice.
- The annual cost to the environment of the UK’s food system has been estimated at £7.2 billion.
- 1/3 - or 3.6 million tonnes of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted due to unsustainable systems seen at different points along the supply chain. This is where responsible sourcing becomes key.
- One in three children go hungry everyday in the UK.
- Food related sickness costs the NHS £6 billion annually.
When the true cost of food is reflected, healthy and sustainable products are relatively cheaper to buy than unhealthy and unsustainable ones.
From sourcing grade one, local ingredients and sustainable products, to making ethically-aligned charity and business partnerships with City Harvest and ReFood, at POW we strive to make improvements wherever we can, supported by, and supporting those on this progressive learning journey for the future of food. Find out more about our work and goals here.