Sep 29, 2022
September 29 is Worldwide Day of Consciousness of Meals Loss and Waste. Earlier this month, USDA hosted a convening to boost consciousness of meals loss and waste mitigations throughout the provision chain. The second annual Meals Loss and Waste Innovation Honest showcased among the newest meals loss and waste mitigation applied sciences, packages, and improvements from USDA companies, universities, native governments, and companies.
New this yr, had been two shows — one highlighting federal interagency partnerships on meals loss and waste and the second on actions representing every tier of the Environmental Safety Company’s Meals Restoration Hierarchy.
Two exhibit halls had been crammed by U.S. Meals Loss and Waste 2030 Champions, an initiative supported by the USDA and the U.S. Environmental Safety Company. 2030 Champions are companies and organizations which have dedicated to lowering meals loss and waste in their very own operations in the USA by 50 p.c by the yr 2030. Collaborating Champions included: Amplified Ag, Aramark, Compass Group, Unilever, JBS & Pilgrim’s, Kerry, Marley Spoon, MGM Resorts, Pete Pappas & Sons, Sprouts, Starbucks, Sysco, and Walt Disney World. Discover ways to be part of the initiative.
USDA companies displayed analysis, funding, and measurement instruments to help meals loss and waste discount. Amongst them are Rural Growth’s information, Funding for Meals Waste Discount Initiatives and the Workplace of City Agriculture and Revolutionary Manufacturing’s Composting and Meals Waste Discount cooperative agreements.
USDA-funded organizations featured their meals loss and waste lowering improvements. College of California, Davis shared details about jelly ice — a plastic-free, nonmelting, compostable, anti-microbial ice dice that’s reusable and prevents cross-contamination.
If you happen to missed the Innovation Honest, you may nonetheless register to go to the cubicles, obtain data, and see the shows on demand by September 13, 2023. Join the USDA meals loss and waste e-newsletter to obtain meals loss and waste updates.
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