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USDA Announces the next Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2022 The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it’ll contain the second virtual USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair on September 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.

The fair will showcase the most recent food loss and waste mitigation technologies, innovations and programs produced by USDA, academic institutions, local governments and businesses.

Innovation by all players in the supply chain is paramount to achieving a meaningful decrease in food loss and waste, said Dr. Jean Buzby, USDAs Food Loss and Waste Liaison. The fair supplies a platform to emphasize a variety of innovative strategies and technologies which have the potential to transform food loss and waste reduction efforts.

Exhibitors in this years fair include USDA agencies conducting or funding food loss and waste programs or projects; businesses and universities which are researching or commercializing innovations that received USDA funding; and local and municipal governments and their partners which have received USDA composting and food waste reduction grants.

Also among exhibitors in this years fair are U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions, which are businesses and organizations which have focused on reducing food loss and waste within their own operations in the usa by 50 percent by the entire year 2030.

The fair includes presentations and over three dozen virtual booths. Participants are invited to text or video speak to representatives instantly. Attendees may also interact in a virtual networking lounge.

The USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair is free and available to the general public. Register today.

To learn more on USDAs Food Loss and Waste initiatives, visit www.usda.gov/foodlossandwaste.

USDA touches the lives of most Americans every day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming Americas food system with a larger concentrate on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for several producers, ensuring usage of safe, healthy and nutritious food in every communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and investing in equity over the Department by detatching systemic barriers and creating a workforce more representative of America. To find out more, visit www.usda.gov.

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