Despite the effects of recent inflation, it is usually assumed that American farmers produce the most abundant and inexpensive food supply in the world. However, the true cost of our food is thought to be about three times what consumers actually spend, according to a 2021 report from The Rockefeller Foundation. The report also suggests that the current food system is unsustainable due to its negative impact on human health and the environment. According to a recent perspective from the National…

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Robert Beelman, PhD, an IFT emeritus member, is professor emeritus of food science and director, Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health at Pennsylvania State University ([email protected]).