Food Waste2017-06-17T13:17:10-06:00

Food Waste

Food waste poses serious challenges for families and the world alike — from wasted resources to climate change. Keystone is leading discussions aimed at confronting this global challenge through collaborative strategies, information sharing, and coordinated action.

Keystone is providing support for Further With Food, an online hub for the exchange of information and solutions that can help achieve the national goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. The coalition behind Further With Food includes businesses, government entities, investors, NGOs, academics, and individuals.

Keystone also recently partnered with the the National Consumers League convened a national conversation about the problem of food waste and better strategies for consumer action. The summit, which took place May 11 in Washington, D.C.:

  • Discussed initiatives to reduce food waste in the public, private, and civic sectors;
  • Highlighted innovative approaches for reducing consumer food waste; and,
  • Identified strategies to help consumers make better decisions surrounding food waste.

The summit featured key thought leaders and officials working to reduce food waste, including then-U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine); Cece Wedel, campaign director of The Ad Council; and Eva Fowler from ReFED.