Chicago, IL. On the heels of the White House Announcement declaring April “Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month,” UpField Group will join government and industry leaders in Washington D.C. on April 9th to address the nation’s food waste challenges. The EPA–USDA–FDA Winning on Reducing Food Waste Event is a joint-agency effort to collaborate with public and private food waste stakeholders. As part of the event, Upfield Group will have a unique opportunity to highlight its food waste efforts in the agricultural and sports communities.
“We are honored to participate at the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Event, and to have the opportunity to engage with government and industry leaders regarding such an important issue,” said Mark Inkrott, Upfield Group Co-Founder and CEO. Upfield Group takes an unparalleled approach to food waste management by connecting stakeholders across the renewable energy, agricultural and sports sectors.
In support of Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, Upfield Group will make a commitment to encourage its stakeholders and customers to adopt the use of EPA, USDA and FDA tools and educational resources designed to reduce food loss and waste.
For those not able to attend, the April 9th event will be live streamed at www.epa.gov/live.
In October 2018, the Trump Administration launched the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative, a collaboration among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce food loss and waste through combined federal action.
Food waste is the single largest type of waste thrown away each year. In 2015, more than 39 million tons of food waste was generated. Wasted food undermines the economy, our communities, and the environment by wasting the resources used to grow and transport food. At the same time, approximately 12 percent of America’s households have difficulty providing enough food for family members. Hungry people in need benefit from the redirection of nutritious, wholesome food that would have otherwise been thrown away.
To learn more about how public and private organizations can participate in Winning on Food Waste, visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-usda-and-fda-recognize-april-winning-reducing-food-waste-month.
For more information on Upfield Group, visit www.upfieldgroup.com.