Date: December 8, 2021
Time: 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Did you know the average American wastes more food than their body weight each year? Get ideas from an expert on reducing your food waste at a free webinar on The Impact and Opportunity of Wasted Food.

Americans grow and raise more than 590-billion pounds of food each year, and waste 25 to 50 percent of it. That’s a 50-percent increase since the 1970s, according to Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland.

Bloom will speak at the annual meeting of Mid-America Regional Council’s Solid Waste Management District from 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday, December 8. He will share the history, culture and mindset of food waste and explain how we can reduce waste to address environmental, economic, sustainability and hunger issues.

He has spoken on food waste from New York to New Zealand and has consulted with the United Nations, Harvard Law School, National Resources Defense Council, international companies and schools. Recently, Bloom helped create Food Matters, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s free educational resource.

Register for a Zoom link to The Impact and Opportunity of Wasted Food by December 3 at MARC. For more information, contact Lisa McDaniel at

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