Past Event

Beyond the Green Bin: A Panel Discussion on Reducing Food Waste

Image - Beyond the Green Bin: A Panel Discussion on Reducing Food Waste
Mon, Mar 24 2014 - 6:00pm

Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist in Food and Agriculture, Natural Resources Defense Council
Nick Papadopoulos, General Manager, Bloomfield Organics; CEO and Co-founder, CropMobster
Dana Frasz, Founder and Director, Food Shift
Staffan Terje, Chef and Owner, Perbacco
Julie Cummins, Director of Education, CUESA - Moderator

A staggering 40 percent of the food produced in this country never gets eaten. Innovators are now finding ways to utilize, intercept and redistribute food that would have otherwise gone to the compost bin. Chefs are exploring nose-to-tail, root-to-stalk cooking. Nonprofits are sourcing from abandoned orchards and school cafeterias and delivering food to soup kitchens and food pantries. Consumers are learning that misleading expiration dates cause unnecessary waste. And technology-based solutions are emerging to match unwanted food with eager eaters. Join the conversation with researchers and visionaries on how to turn food waste into food resources.  Bi-Rite will be catering a reception after the event.