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USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair

WHAT: USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair
WHEN: May 26, 2021, 12 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
WHO MAY ATTEND: Businesses, nonprofits, researchers, food sector leaders, and anyone interested in the latest research and programs on food loss and waste reduction
OTHER: This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register today.

In the U.S., more than one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste. Businesses are creating solutions to address food loss and waste throughout the food system – from farm to table.

On May 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will host a free, virtual innovation fair to highlight businesses that are creating state-of-the-art technical solutions to reduce food loss and waste. Featured organizations may include:

  • U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions
  • USDA agencies working on food loss and waste-reducing activities
  • USDA-funded organizations that are developing or marketing food loss and waste reducing technologies

Participants will host virtual booths where they showcase their state-of-the-art food loss and waste activities, products, and innovations. Examples may include new packaging that keeps produce fresher, longer, or food products made from misshapen fruit. The fair will also showcase food sector industry leaders who are committed to reducing food loss and waste in their operations.

This innovation fair is for people and organizations (including businesses, nonprofits, researchers, and food sector leaders) who want to learn about the latest developments in reducing food loss and waste, such as research, new technologies and products on the market.

Register today for the USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair.

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Questions? Contact Dr. Jean Buzby, USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison, jean.buzby@usda.gov.

Dr. Jean Buzby, USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison is convening the first USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair. USDA is also partnering on an interagency effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to work towards the national goal of reducing food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030. Learn more about USDA, EPA, and FDA programs and resources to reduce food loss and waste.