Food Loss and Waste Successes from the U.S. and Canada
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ North America Liaison Office co-hosted a virtual roundtable session to showcase “Food Loss and Waste Successes from the U.S. and Canada. Speakers shared their experiences of increasing sustainable food management in Baltimore, Denver, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Guelph, Ontario. The webinar also includes remarks from Dr. Jean Buzby, USDA’s Food Loss and Waste Liaison, and Jocelyn Brown Hall, the Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office for North America based in Washington, DC.
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.
Webinar Speakers: Approx. Time at Start Speaker Agenda 0:00 Moderated by Kimberly Sullivan, Communications Coordinator, FAO 2:01 Opening remarks by Dr. Jean Buzby USDA Food Loss & Waste Liaison 17:42 Denise Philippe Senior Policy Advisor at the National Zero Waste Council, Vancouver 32:07 David Messer Executive Director at the Smart Cities Office, City of Guelph 45:04 Ava Richardson, Director of Sustainability & Cara Murray, Administrative Analyst at the Baltimore Office of Sustainability 1:00:10 Laine Sidlowski Denver Department of Public Health & the Environment 1:12:37 Moderated Q&A 1:31:00 Closing remarks by Jocelyn Brown Hall FAO North America Liaison Office Director