MAY 26, 2021

USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair

In the U.S., more than one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste. 

Public and private organizations are creating solutions to address food loss and waste throughout the food system – from farm to table.

On May 26 from 12 – 4 p.m. EDT, the USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair will showcase the latest food waste mitigation technologies, programs, and innovations.

This free, virtual event is perfect for businesses, nonprofits, researchers, and food sector leaders who want to know about the latest developments in reducing food loss and waste.

Invited presenters include U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions (businesses that have committed to reducing food loss and waste in their operations by 50% by 2030); USDA agencies that are conducting or funding food loss and waste projects; businesses that have received USDA funding to research or commercialize an innovation; and businesses that have received composting or food waste grants through the USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Competitive Grants Program.

This virtual fair features a video greeting from USDA leadership; virtual booths with live chats; a wide array of food loss and waste publications; and downloadable videos, all available for free.  

The virtual fair resources will be available online for one year following the May 26 live event.

USDA is working with EPA and FDA 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.

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