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2nd USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair

The 2nd USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair, held September 14, 2022, was a virtual event showcasing some of the latest food loss and waste mitigation technologies, programs, and innovations developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, academic institutions, local governments, and businesses. The event featured presentations, resources, and virtual exhibits. A wide array of food loss and waste publications, videos, and presentations are available for free download. Registrants are able to access the fair’s food loss and waste publications, videos, links to exhibitors’ websites, and additional downloadable resources through September 13, 2023.

For highlights from the innovation fair read this blog.

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With over 1/3 of all food produced for human consumption lost or wasted each year, there is opportunity to make real changes to shift towards more sustainable consumption and production.

Published on March 5, 2023


Kai Robertson

  • Independent Senior Corporate Sustainability Advisor

Jean Buzby

  • USDA's Office of the Chief Economist
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Lana Coppolino Suarez

  • Associate Chief in the Materials Management Branch
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Priya Kadam

  • Senior Advisor
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Ahmed Kablan

  • Leads the Center for Nutrition Efforts on Food Loss and Waste
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Elise Golan

  • Director for Sustainable Development
  • USDA

Tony Pupillo

  • Senior Director for Retail Food Industry Partnerships
  • Feeding America

Leah Wilkinson

  • Vice President of Public Policy and Education
  • American Feed Industry Association

Anna Wilkinson

  • Director of Communications
  • NARA

Turner Wyatt

  • CEO
  • Upcycled Food Association

Frank Franciosi

  • Executive Director
  • U.S. Composting Council

Supporting document(s)

Event start date
02:16 pm
Event end date
02:16 pm

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