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UCLA Puts Issue of Food Waste on Front BurnerUCLA Puts Issue of Food Waste on Front Burner

October 13, 2015

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UCLA Puts Issue of Food Waste on Front Burner

University of California

A former White House chef, the host of a popular food-focused radio show and a Slow Food Los Angeles leader are gathering at UCLA on Oct. 21, to discuss the 1.3 billion tons of edible food that are discarded globally each year, the impact this has on communities and ways to reduce such waste.

“Save the Food! From Farm to Table” will be held in Hershey Hall, Room 158, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event and reception that follows are being organized in support of national Food Day 2015. The evening program is sponsored by the UC Global Food Initiative, the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA’s Science and Food organization and UCLA Division of Life Sciences.

“Food waste is emerging as a focus for food activists and chefs across the country,” said Amy Rowat, an assistant professor in UCLA's Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, who will moderate a conversation with KCRW radio personality Evan Kleiman, host of Good Food.

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