2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Claudia Fabiano

Sustainable Management of Food Team

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Claudia Fabiano joined the Environmental Protection Agency in 2002 and has been working on the Sustainable Management of Food team in EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery since 2016. In addition to her role at EPA to reduce wasted food in the U.S., she is on the board of Washington DC's Food Recovery Working Group. She has B.S. in Environmental Studies from The George Washington University. When she’s not chasing after her two daughters, she’s coming up with creative solutions for how to cook what's left in the fridge.


Thursday, May 18th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Filling the Gaps in Food Waste Research

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

The road that leads to halving food waste by 2030 effectively starts by mapping out a research agenda. The Food Waste Monitor tool, within the ReFED Insights Engine, presents comprehensive estimates for system-wide absolute food surplus and its impacts. However, every methodology has its limitations — transparently acknowledging and clarifying those nuances and weaknesses paves the way to improve them. This workshop is geared towards experts in measurement as well as those who rely on metrics to set policy or implement solutions. Workshop participants will be divided into six facilitator-led tables, each representing a sector in the food supply system — farm, manufacturing, distribution, retail, food service, and residential. This will also serve as preliminary documentation for a ‘shared’ research agenda. Join this workshop to gain a deeper understanding of existing and emerging metrics, gaps, and opportunities in the food system as well as strengthening a community of practice among food waste measurement experts to share best practices, pool resources, and collaborate. 

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