Recordings from the U.S. Food Waste Summit 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Welcome from Organizers & Distinguished Guests

  • Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic
  • Chris Cochran, ReFED
  • John F. Manning, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Opening Plenary: Food Waste Solutions Perspectives

  • Karen Hanner, Feeding America
  • Chad Frischmann, Project Drawdown

Fireside Chat: Reflections on the Growth of the Food Waste Movement

  • Jesse Fink, The Fink Family Foundation
  • Dana Gunders, Next Course, LLC
  • Allison Aubrey, NPR (moderator)

Breakout Session One

 

New Models for Food Rescue

  • Liz Baldridge, Feeding America
  • Kait Bowdler, Philabundance
  • Megan Cornish, FoodMaven
  • Maen Mahfoud, Replate
  • Lauren Palumbo, Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Doug Rauch, Daily Table
  • Nicola Dixon, General Mills Foundation (moderator)

Breakout Session One

 

Federal Food Waste Policy

Co-hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Kelliann Blazek, Office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
  • Elise Golan, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Kathleen Salyer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (moderator)

Breakout Session One

 

Measurement of Food Waste

  • Nell Fry, Sodexo
  • Alison Grantham, Blue Apron
  • Lisa Johnson, North Carolina State University
  • Kai Robertson, World Resources Institute
  • Andrew Shakman, LeanPath, Inc.
  • Jackie Suggitt, ReFED (moderator)

Breakout Session Two

 

Influencing Consumer Behavior

  • JoAnne Berkenkamp, NRDC
  • Jonathan Deutsch, Drexel University
  • Laura Moreno, University of California Berkeley
  • Janelle Nanos, The Boston Globe (moderator)

Breakout Session Two

 

Standardized Date Labeling: Where We Are Now & The Road Ahead

  • Lee Anderson, General Mills
  • Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic
  • Jackie Suggit, ReFED
  • Dana Gunders, Next Course (moderator)

Breakout Session Two

 

International Approaches to Reducing Food Loss and Waste

Co-hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Susan Fraser, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Nicola Hopley, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • Frederica Incocciati, Waste and Pollution Directorate – Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, Italy
  • Marie Claire LHENRY, General Directorate for Risk Prevention, France
  • Toru Terai, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Giuliana Torta, EU Delegation to the USA
  • Kathleen Salyer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (moderator)

Breakout Session Three

 

Organic Waste Bans and Beyond: Policy Strategies for Managing Food Waste

  • Lorenzo Macaluso, Center for EcoTechnology, Inc.
  • Katie Sandson, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic

Breakout Session Three

 

Food Waste Reduction in Action: Example Across the Food Industry

  • Becky Green, Compass Group
  • Monica McBride, World Wildlife Fund
  • Ashley McCormack, McDonald’s Corporation
  • Thomas McQuillan, Baldor Specialty Foods
  • Denise Osterhues, The Kroger Co.
  • Angel Veza, ReFED (moderator)

Breakout Session Three

 

Food Waste Prevention, Recovery, and Distribution from Schools and Institutions

  • Nancy Deming, Oakland Unified School District and Bay Area Schools
  • Crista Martin, Harvard University Dining Services
  • Regina Northouse, Food Recovery Network
  • Sasha Purpura, Food for Free
  • Jonathan Bloom, Wasted Food (moderator)

Closing Plenary

 

Philanthropic and Private Capital

  • Eileen Hyde, Walmart Foundation
  • Devon Klatell, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Kyle Pogue, CalRecycle
  • Adam Rein, MissionPoint Partners
  • Chris Cochran, ReFED (moderator)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Plenary Panel

 

Global to Local — Food Waste Reduction at All Levels of Policy

  • Kelliann Blazek, Office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
  • Kathryn Garcia, City of New York Department of Sanitation
  • Nicola Hopley, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • Hannah Kane, State Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House of Representatives
  • Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (moderator)

Breakout Session One

 

Food Safety Regulations and Guidance for Food Donations

  • Mitzi Baum, Feeding America
  • Steve Dietz, Food Donation Connection
  • Karen Franczyk, Whole Foods Market
  • Kevin Smith, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Katie Sandson, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (moderator)

Breakout Session One

 

From the Get-Go: Emerging Food Waste Prevention Innovations

  • Daniel Kurzrock, ReGrained
  • Paul Lang, BlueCart
  • Emily Malina, Spoiler Alert
  • Peter Mehring, Zest Labs
  • Katherine Miller, James Beard Foundation
  • Alexandria Coari, ReFED (moderator)

Breakout Session One

 

Food Waste Reduction Packaging

  • Ron Cotterman, Sealed Air Corporation
  • Rob Kaplan, Closed Loop Partners
  • Lana Suarez, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rhodes Yepson, Biodegradable Products Institute
  • Jackie Suggitt, ReFED (moderator)

Breakout Session Two

 

State Policy: Emerging Solutions

Co-hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Sue AnderBois, State of Rhode Island, Office of the Governor
  • Greg Cooper, MassDEP
  • Ashley Zanolli, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Chris Beling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-New England (moderator)

Breakout Session Two

 

Food Waste Research Trends

  • Lucyna Kurtyka, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
  • Gary McMurray, Georgia Tech
  • Roni Neff, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for a Livable Future
  • Danyi Qi, Ohio State University
  • Katy Franklin, ReFED (moderator)

Breakout Session Two

 

Emerging Solutions across the Food Waste Recycling “Treatment Train”

  • Ryan Begin, Divert Inc.
  • Debbie R. Friedel, Delaware North
  • Michael Keleman, InSinkErator
  • Robin Sweere, WISErg
  • Janice Tran, Generate Capital
  • Nora Goldstein, BioCycle (moderator)