Food waste in the 21st century is difficult to conceive but the issue is becoming more prevalent as the population increases. With the global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, we will need to increase our food supply by 70 percent. Key challenges to accomplishing this include land and water availability and the need for innovative and new technologies to address agriculture’s biggest challenges—but we often ignore food waste.
Current statistics on food waste present a staggering reality that should not be ignored. While some food waste may be inevitable along our supply chain system, reducing food waste sounds like a no-brainer, yet we all have different ideas about the problem and solutions. This month’s Lunch & Learn will provide an overview of this reality, and current statistics, challenges and initiatives to reduce food waste. Join us to hear about this topic and share your thoughts!
Lunch & Learn Webinar: The Reality of Food Waste
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST
Speaker: Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist, Food & Agriculture Program, National Resource Defense Council. Bio.
Participation is complimentary and available to WG members only.
Contact Sonia Salas at (949) 885-2251 for questions about this Lunch & Learn webinar. For more information about food waste, read “Food Waste: Reality Check.”