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The Economics of Food Waste in the Contemporary Marketplace Webinar

January 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The College of Agriculture will be hosting a viewing of the Economics of Food Waste in the Contemporary Marketplace webinar on Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm in 109 Comer Hall.

Food waste occurs when edible food is thrown out at the retail, restaurant, or household level. Supermarkets and other food retailers discard edible foods that are discolored or oddly shaped, whose properties are unappealing to the consumer. Food disposal can also occur when a food product is of subpar quality, not inline with the retail standards. Edible food may be thrown away during food prep processes at retail and in the home or as a result of the misunderstanding of food date labeling terms. Food waste is one component of food loss, which includes any edible food that is not  consumed after it is harvested.

Speakers will include: Dr. Jean Buzby, Chief of Diet, Safety, and Health Econ. in Food Econ., USDA Economic Research Service, Dr. Rosetta Newsom, CFS, Director, Science and Policy Initiatives, Institute of Food Technologists, and Tiffany Kollar, JD, Office of Resource Conservation and Recover, US EPA.

Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to join this webinar. Questions can be directed to Megan Ross at mhr0001@auburn.edu.


January 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Megan Ross


109 Comer Hall