This paper provides an overview of the data and databases that can be used to calculate the true costs of food. True Cost Assessments can be based on a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodologies that assesses environmental and social/human effects. Several databases have been developed to conduct environmental and social LCAs. Several other databases have been built to monetise these impacts. These databases can be used to support TCAs. However, depending on the goal of the TCA, awareness of the necessity of collecting specific, primary data is vital.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages119
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024

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NamePolicy paper / Wageningen Economic Research


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