Presenter Information

Elise H. Golan

Event Website

http://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/news-events-conferences/last-food-mile-conference

Start Date

9-12-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

9-12-2014 9:25 AM

Description

Food waste, which is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply in the United States has far reaching social, economic, and environmental ramifications. In this talk, Elise Golan will examine the federal government’s primary initiatives targeting food waste, including the U.S. Food Waste Challenge. The objective of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, which was launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013, is to build real momentum in the United States to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste. By joining the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, organizations and businesses demonstrate their commitment to reducing food waste, feeding the hungry in their communities, and reducing the environmental impact of wasted food. Challenge participants can work with EPA experts to get technical assistance to set and meet quantitative food waste reduction goals. The Challenge’s inventory of activities will help disseminate information about the best practices to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste and stimulate the development of more of these practices. The inventory of activities and participants will also provide a snapshot of the country’s commitment to—and successes in—reducing, recovering, and recycling food waste. By October 2013, the Challenge had over 1,000 participants. Other federal initiatives include tax benefits and limited liability protection to businesses donating food, investments in market infrastructures, and research on new technologies and systems for reducing food waste and its impacts.

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Dec 9th, 9:00 AM Dec 9th, 9:25 AM

USDA and EPA Food Waste Initiatives

Food waste, which is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply in the United States has far reaching social, economic, and environmental ramifications. In this talk, Elise Golan will examine the federal government’s primary initiatives targeting food waste, including the U.S. Food Waste Challenge. The objective of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, which was launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013, is to build real momentum in the United States to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste. By joining the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, organizations and businesses demonstrate their commitment to reducing food waste, feeding the hungry in their communities, and reducing the environmental impact of wasted food. Challenge participants can work with EPA experts to get technical assistance to set and meet quantitative food waste reduction goals. The Challenge’s inventory of activities will help disseminate information about the best practices to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste and stimulate the development of more of these practices. The inventory of activities and participants will also provide a snapshot of the country’s commitment to—and successes in—reducing, recovering, and recycling food waste. By October 2013, the Challenge had over 1,000 participants. Other federal initiatives include tax benefits and limited liability protection to businesses donating food, investments in market infrastructures, and research on new technologies and systems for reducing food waste and its impacts.

https://repository.upenn.edu/thelastfoodmile/sessions/session/16

 

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