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USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair

In the United States, more than one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste and when landfilled it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

On May 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted our first ever USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair.

This free, virtual fair highlighted businesses that are creating or implementing state-of-the-art technical solutions to reduce food loss and waste throughout the food system – from farm to table – and highlighted USDA activities in this space.

The fair’s food loss and waste publications, videos, links to exhibitors’ websites and additional downloadable resources are available online for one year, register to access these materials.

Read more about the innovation fair in this recap blog by USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison Dr. Jean Buzby.

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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.