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Tuesday, October 10 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch and Learn: Innovators and Entrepreneurs Solving the Problem of Food Waste

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America loses up to 40% of its food as it travels from farm to fork to landfill and entrepreneurs and innovators are tackling this problem from all angles. Come for lunch, discussion and a startup showcase highlighting three key themes of food waste: reduce, recover and reharvest.

This discussion, facilitated by JoAnne Berkenkamp, Senior Advocate for NRDC will dive into how solving the problem of global food waste starts with local communities and involves integrated solutions throughout the entire supply chain. Startups and organizations participating include Reinvia, Sofi Taste Kineto, the Cleantech Open’s recently launched Food and Ag vertical, as well as the Agriculture Utilization Research Institute (AURI).

Come hungry, as lunch will be made by local chefs, creating something delicious utilizing products normally thought of as food waste inspired by Dan Barber’s WastED. Intrigued? We know this lunch and conversation will spark possibilities, introduce you to new startups as well as change your perspective on 'waste' today.

The Food and Ag track is led by Grow North, a resource and connection hub for food and agriculture entrepreneurs and the ecosystem. Grow North would like to thank the volunteers and organizations who helped make the entire track possible.  

Tuesday October 10, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
The Good Acre