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SXSW 2020

Hungry for More: Solving the US Food-Waste Paradox

There's a fundamental absurdity in our food system. Today, 40% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, yet 1 in 8 Americans struggles with hunger. Redirecting even 1/3 of this food would help feed everyone in need.

This critical food-waste paradox won’t be solved by one individual, one company or one idea – it requires the innovation and speed of startups and the infrastructure and influence of big companies.

Moderated by a journalist from a tier-one publication (e.g., Fast Company), this panel will bring these key stakeholders together to determine the immediate action required to disrupt the food system as we know it.

Session structure includes:
• 45 minutes: Moderated panel discussion
• 15 minutes: Audience Q&A

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Klare Williamson, Corporate Communications Manager, The Kroger Co.

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Climate & Social Action
  • Level: Intermediate
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