Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation Funding Food Waste Research

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“With an estimated one-third or more of U.S. food waste happening in households, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation has teamed up with theFoundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) to launch the Food Waste Challenge to develop an original methodology for quantitative measurement of food waste generated in U.S. households. Objective, quantitative measurements would provide an accurate picture of the sources of food waste and enhance efforts to reduce it across the food system, according to the foundations.

“To even begin the process of reducing food waste in U.S. homes, we must first understand the scale of the problem,” said Lucyna Kurtyka, senior scientific program director at Washington, D.C.-based FFAR. “For this reason, an accurate and standardized household food waste measurement is critical to reducing food waste at the consumer level.”

The Food Waste Challenge will prioritize innovative projects that measure household food waste and encourage collaboration among researchers and practitioners across various sectors and disciplines. Measurement methodologies will consider potential barriers to broad adoption of the proposed methodology, and approaches for overcoming those barriers. Applications must also feature a pilot study to validate the method and identify stakeholders for implementing and analyzing measurements, among other requirements….”

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