THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Can we afford good food?


  • John Ikerd University of Missouri, Columbia



Food Costs, Production Systems, Food Choice, Gardens, Food Away From Home, Food Waste


First paragraph:

Can we all afford enough wholesome, nutri­tious, sustainably produced food to support healthy, active lives? The good news is, yes, we can afford enough good food, enough for everyone—today and in the future. The bad news is that many people will need to make some very different food choices. National and global food systems do not change very quickly or easily, but individuals can change their food choices. Changes in individual food choices can lead to changes in local food systems, and changes in local food systems can lead to changes in national and global food systems. . . .


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Author Biography

John Ikerd, University of Missouri, Columbia

Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Econom­ics

John Ikerd portrait



How to Cite

Ikerd, J. (2022). THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Can we afford good food?. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 11(4), 5–8.

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