In the U.S., more than one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste. Businesses are creating solutions to address food loss and waste throughout the food system – from farm to table.
On May 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will host a free, virtual innovation fair to highlight businesses that are creating state-of-the-art technical solutions to reduce food loss and waste.
Featured organizations may include:
* U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions
* USDA agencies working on food loss and waste-reducing activities
* USDA-funded organizations that are developing or marketing food loss and waste reducing technologies
Participants will host virtual booths where they showcase their state-of-the-art food loss and waste activities, products, and innovations. Examples may include new packaging that keeps produce fresher, longer, or food products made from misshapen fruit. The fair will also showcase food sector industry leaders who are committed to reducing food loss and waste in their operations.
This innovation fair is for people and organizations (including businesses, nonprofits, researchers, and food sector leaders) who want to learn about the latest developments in reducing food loss and waste, such as research, new technologies and products on the market.