Science Salon--Throwing It All Away: America’s Food Waste Epidemic

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spotlight Theater
39 Front Street
Hartford, CT  06103

In the United States, food waste is estimated at 30-40% of food produced. While food is lost throughout the process from production to consumption, much of this loss happens at the retail and consumer levels. At the same time, 42 million Americans are food insecure—they don’t know where their next meal will be coming from. Join the conversation and hear how this level of food waste impacts food security, resource conservation, climate change and more. Learn about both local and global efforts to reduce food waste and meet waste reduction goals. 

Featured panelists:

Chelsea Connery, doctoral student in the Neag School of Education

Cameron Faustman, Interim Dean, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability officer at United Technologies Corporation

Price is $15 per person, including appetizers and one drink.

Parking is available in each of the two Front Street garages and offers guests easy access directly to Front Street. Spotlight Theatre validates a portion of the parking fee.

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Questions? Please contact Pam Chudzik, Director of Alumni Relations, CAHNR, via email or call the Office of Alumni Relations toll-free at (888) 822-5861.

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