Food Waste in America
Despite the fact that Americans throw away nearly 80 billion pounds of food a year, most are unaware food waste is a enormous issue in the country. Food waste has it's hand in harming climate, water, land and biodiversity, which aids in the destruction of our natural resources. Education and strategy could help curb our populations wasteful habits.
- Brian Roe, McCormick Professor of Agricultural Marketing and Policy, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University
- Michael Minnix, Chief Consultant, Good Land Sustainability, Columbus
- Kyle O’Keefe, Director of Innovation and Programs, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
The Harnessing Consumers & Communities to Help Meet U.S. Food Waste Reduction Goals: Conference and Webinar will be held from 8:30am-4:00pm on August 26th at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210).