Keynote Session: Food Waste Policy Models, Opportunities, and Best Practices; Solutions for Household Food Waste Reduction; Optimizing Food Waste Recovery (WasteExpo 2023)

June 15, 2023


This presentation will address several global trends in food waste policy and best practices that can be models for the U.S. Key opportunities for domestic food waste policy action in the U.S. will also be discussed. Discussion will include global food waste and food donation policies, based on the findings from 23 countries included in the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas, policy models related to consumer food waste reduction, and several pending and upcoming opportunities for food waste reduction policy action at the federal level in the U.S., including the 2023 Farm Bill.  • Culinary Home Empowerment for Food Waste Prevention and Minimization (CHEF-WPM). Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., Drexel Food Lab, Drexel University. PA o Most of the food wasted in the US occurs at the household level. Consumers need to be passionate about food waste prevention and minimization. A new program at Drexel University leverages chefs as thought leaders and taste makers to build excitement among consumers. Examples of program materials and project plans will be shared.

  • Moderator: Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC

  • Emily M. Broad Leib, Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic; Deputy Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School

  • Dr. Brian E. Roe, Van Buren Professor

  • Yiheng Shu and Ran Li, Ohio State University

  • John Hanselman, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Vanguard Renewables. MA

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