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With founders Sashti Balasundaram (WeRadiate), Robert Lee (Rescuing Leftover Cuisine), Amanda Weeks (Industrial/Organic), Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli (Operations Dir., Common Ground Compost).
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM   $25
AgTech X Co-Lab @ Agritecture, 40 Bushwick Ave
 
     
 
 
              

            
 
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Food Waste has been identified as one of the most crucial environmental & social challenges of this century. According to Project Drawdown, "the food we wasteis responsible for roughly 8 percent of global emissions." The USDA estimates that in the US alone, we toss out more than $160 billion in food every year. The department recently setthe first-ever national food loss & waste goal, calling for a reduction of 50% by 2030.
But rapid innovation is needed if we are to make a dent in the status quo & reach such an ambitious target.In partnership with The CleanWeb NYC, this speaker series & panel discussionwill explore these innovations within the world of food waste.
Recognizing that innovative business models can fall all along the technology spectrum, we want to know:

How are businesses in this space innovating to create models that can sustain their efforts?
How have these organizations adapted their strategies based on prior shortcomings?
What fundraising challenges and/or solutions have presented themselves?
How much of a focus is being put on scalability & replicability?

Confirmed speakers include:

Celeste McMickle, founder, Celestial Solutions
Sashti Balasundaram, founder, WeRadiate
Robert Lee, founder, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Amanda Weeks, founder, Industrial/Organic
Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli, Operations Director, Common Ground Compost

Sources: Project Drawdown | NY Times | USDA
 
 
 
 
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