Household Food Waste Measurement Webinar
May 12, 2021
In the United States, an average of 30 percent of food is thrown away. While there are many factors leading to food waste, efforts to reduce it must involve changes across the entire food system, not just individual habits.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), in partnership with The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, hosted a webinar on reducing consumer food waste on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
The Household Food Waste Measurement Webinar included discussions on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the recent FFAR-funded National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on food waste and consumer behavior, the impacts of reducing food waste on the food system and the role of public-private partnerships.
The webinar featured a diverse panel of expert speakers including:
- Jean Buzby, Food Loss and Waste Liaison, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Thomas Pesek, Senior Liaison Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Sunny Reelhorn Parr, Executive Director, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation
- Sally Rockey, Executive Director, FFAR
- Brian Roe, Associate Chair, Van Buren Professor, Ohio State University; NAS Study Committee on a Systems Approach to Reducing Consumer Food Waste
Read the NAS consensus study “A Systems Approach to Reducing Consumer Food Waste.”