08 Feb '18, 3pm

Our heaping food waste problem has an open secret: It can be solved

The question of food waste was, until recently, a relatively unexamined corner of our economic system. That is changing quickly. Now, with increasing focus on all aspects of sustainability, many of which (energy, water, land use, greenhouse gas emissions) are impacted by this problem, it has become a hot topic. Add to that the recent slowdown in top line growth for major food retailers, and you have a new, untapped frontier, full of economic potential and numerous other benefits, said Chris Cochran, executive director of ReFED, a business-nonprofit-government collaboration tackling the issue. Perhaps that’s why it was standing room only at a GreenBiz 18 breakout session Wednesday about cultivating change in the food system. The session also featured Sarah Lewis, a director of the Sustainability Consortium; Denise Osterhues, senior director of corporate affairs at Kroger; L...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/our-heaping-food-waste-p...

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