Cost Tags Reflect Environmental, Social, and Health Costs of Food Production

The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has updated its series of Price Tags/Cost Tags. These tags describe many of the hidden costs of commonly eaten foods and encourage eaters to seek out more sustainable alternatives. Updated tags address apples, chicken, dairy products, eggs, hamburger, potatoes, and tomatoes. Available tags in the series also include sweet corn, strawberries, beer, coffee, soda pop, and water. The Price Tags/Cost Tags are available as PDF files that can be printed and copied for distribution. A companion piece, the Power Eaters Guide to Organic and Sustainable Food, provides background information on sustainable eating.