november, 2021

03nov12:00 pm1:00 pmiSEE Congress 2021 - How Can We Reduce Waste from Agricultural and Food Systems?

Event Details

Consumers are the final and arguably most critical link in the food supply chain, as food consumption is the raison d’etre for the entire food system. With about 37% of the wasted food in the United States directly attributable to decisions made by consumers in their homes and another 29% occurring in retail and food-service settings, the systems that shape consumer waste are ripe for transformation. In this presentation, Roe will review the recommendations for reducing consumer waste of food offered by a recent National Academies study — which specifically considers a systems perspective — and consider the system-wide challenges involved in implementing several of the recommendations, including date-label harmonization and increased fees for landfill disposal of organics.

Presenter: Brian Roe

Roe, the Van Buren Professor of in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State, has worked broadly in the areas of agricultural and environmental economics focusing on issues including food waste, agricultural marketing, information policy, farm nutrient management, behavioral economics, and product quality. He also helped form and currently leads the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative, a collection of researchers, practitioners, and students working together to promote the reduction and redirection of food waste as an integral part of a healthy and sustainable food system.

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(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE)