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USDA Announces Second Annual Food Loss and Waste Innovation Expo

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2022 – The USDA announced today that it will host the second virtual USDA Food Loss and The Waste Innovation Events Expo is taking place on September 14, 2022, from 10am-2pm ET.

The fair will showcase the USDA, academic institutions, local governments and businesses.

“Innovation by all players in the supply chain is the key to significantly reducing food loss and waste,” said Dr. Jean Buzby, USDA’s Food Loss Unit and Waste Liaison. “The show provides a platform to highlight a range of innovative strategies and technologies that have the potential to transform food loss and waste reduction efforts.”

Exhibitors at this year’s show include USDA agencies implementing or funding food loss and waste programs or projects; businesses and universities that are researching or commercializing USDA-funded innovations; and local and municipal governments receiving USDA composting and food waste reduction grants; and its partners.

Also featured at this year’s show are the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions, a commitment to reduce food loss and waste in their U.S. operations by 50 percent by 2030 Businesses and Organizations.

The show will include presentations and more than three dozen virtual booths. Participants are invited to live text or video chat with representatives. Attendees can also interact in a virtual networking lounge.

USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Expo is free to the public. Sign up now.

For more information on the USDA Food Loss and Waste Initiative, visit www.usda.gov/foodlossandwaste.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans every day in many positive ways. During the Biden-Harris administration, the USDA is transforming America’s food system, focusing more on more resilient local and regional food production, providing a fairer market for all producers, and ensuring that all communities have access to safe, healthy and nutrient-dense foods, creating new markets and channels to increase incomes for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in rural America’s infrastructure and clean energy capabilities, and by removing systemic barriers and building a more representative American workforce committed to achieving equity across the sector. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.


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