True Cost of a Plate of Food Around the World

GENEVA, Oct 15 (IPS) – This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16
Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson at the UN World Food Programme (WFP) How much would you expect to pay for the most basic plate of food? The kind of thing you might whip up at home – nothing fancy, just enough to fill you up and meet a third of today’s calorie needs. A soup, maybe, or a simple stew – some beans or lentils, a handful of rice, bread, or corn?

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