USDA Food Loss and Waste Newsletter
Save the Date - May 26 USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair

On May 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a free, virtual Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair, from 12 – 4 p.m. ET, to showcase USDA investments and business leadership in reducing food loss and waste throughout the food system. Featured organizations include U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions; USDA agencies working on food loss and waste-reducing activities; and USDA-funded organizations that are developing or marketing food loss and waste reducing technologies. This event is perfect for businesses, nonprofits, researchers, and food sector leaders who want to learn about the latest developments in food loss and waste. Attendees can text chat with representatives and other guests, watch videos, and download reports and other materials. Register today.  
Dr. Buzby featured in Stop Food Waste Day virtual event
April 28 is Stop Food Waste Day. In observance of the occasion, Food Tank and Compass Group host a free, virtual gathering with more than twenty-five food loss and waste leaders -- including USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison Dr. Jean Buzby -- discussing the importance of, and offering solutions for how we solve food loss and food waste. The event takes place Wednesday, April 28, 2 – 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Easy tips to prevent food waste at home
Each year, the average American family of four loses $1,500 to uneaten food. There are simple steps everyone can take to prevent food waste at home to help the family budget and the environment. Download and share the new Easy Steps to Prevent Food Waste infographic.
USDA Food waste infographic
USDA International Efforts to Reduce Food Loss and Waste
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. Globally, food waste is estimated at 1.6 billion tonnes and arises from many causes from farm to table. In developing countries, these causes include lack of cold-chain storage (refrigeration and freezing, for example), poor-post harvest handling techniques, and lack of access to markets. What is FAS doing to help reduce food loss and waste? Read more in this interview with Paige Cowie, Resilient Agriculture Program Manager, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.