2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

Brian E. Roe, Ph.D.

Van Buren Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

Ohio State University


Brian E. Roe, Ph.D., is the Van Buren Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at the Ohio State University. Dr. Roe has worked broadly in the areas of agricultural and environmental economics focusing on issues including food waste, agricultural marketing, information policy, farm nutrient management, behavioral economics and product quality.  Dr. Roe helped form and currently leads the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative and co-directs an NSF-funded Research Network focused on addressing wasted food.  He served as a committee member for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine consensus study on "A Systems Approach to Reducing Consumer Food Waste" and as a member of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research Advisory Council on Health-Agriculture Nexus.  Roe was recently named a fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Roe has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland – College Park.


Wednesday, June 12

11:00am - 12:00pm

The Consumer Conundrum: How Can We Help Them Stop Wasting So Much Food

Breakout Session 1

Is it possible to make it easier, more affordable, and convenient for consumers to cut waste? Join us for an enlightening panel discussion as we delve into the complexities of consumer behavior — examining current research, identifying key data gaps, and highlighting impactful activations. We’ll explore the impact of social norms shaping consumer choices, with a focus on innovative approaches to behavioral design, and discover how shopping, cooking, and eating environments can evolve to facilitate waste reduction and foster a culture that places a greater value on food.

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