2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Jonathan Fife

CEO and Co-Founder

Bright Feeds


Jonathan Fife is the CEO and co-founder of Bright Feeds, a company that converts food waste into animal feed at scale using cutting edge technology. Bright Feeds opened their first food waste-to-animal feed processing facility in Berlin, Connecticut that is permitted to process 450 tons of food waste each day and is working with large commercial food businesses and municipalities in the New England region. Bright Feeds is focused on opening additional facilities across the country to truly solve the food waste crisis. Prior to founding Bright Feeds, Mr. Fife began his career in finance as a principal at Assured Healthcare Partners and Portfolio Manager at BlueMountain Capital. Mr. Fife received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Fife was recognized as leader in finance by Forbes Magazine. 


Wednesday, May 17th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

All the Buzz: The Value of Insect Farming in Upcycling Food Waste into Animal Feed

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

For too long they’ve been a fly on the wall, but insects offer a new frontier in the sector. Given insects’ natural role as food for a number of farmed livestock species, it is worth reconsidering their role in the food waste movement. Furthermore, turning food scraps into animal feed is an affordable and preventative measure that minimizes the environmental impacts of this waste while providing livestock with safe, nutritious, and value-added fodder. The panel discussion will address the emergence and scale of these recycling measures and to determine what is needed for growth and adoption of these solutions.

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