WCS Event : Fighting Food Waste in America
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
5:30 PM– 8:30 PM PST
Orange at 60 Spear Street, Ste 1100 Bridgeway,
San Francisco, CA
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In the US, it is estimated that 30 to 40% of our food supply is wasted. That’s tens of billions of tons of perfectly good food heading to our landfills every year! In fact, according to the USDA food waste is the single largest component going to municipal landfills. Once there, instead of biodegrading it generates methane, helping to make landfills the third largest source of methane in the US. But food waste isn’t just an environmental issue, it’s a humanitarian one as well with 40 million people in the US alone struggling with hunger.
How is it possible that we waste so much food? What are the issues we face in today’s food supply chain that contribute to waste and what solutions do we have to combat them? What are the obstacles to keeping food out of the landfills and getting it into the hands of those who need it?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in a special presentation by Sara Custer, VP of Operations at Imperfect Produce. A veteran of the food industry, Sara will walk us through the complexities of the food waste issue in the US. Join us and learn what solutions are already being implemented today and where we need more research to further allow us to reduce food waste and food insecurity.
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