2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

What a Waste: 40% of Food Discarded, 49M Go Hungry

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

The Driskill
604 Brazos St


The stats around food waste and hunger in the US are alarming: We throw out or fail to use 40% of our food supply every year while nearly 49M people are food insecure. The disconnect between what we produce, what gets to the consumers who need it, and the policies in place that prevent efficiencies, emphasize the need for innovation and change.

This panel tackles the pervasive issue head on, exploring how diverse organizations across the supply chain are working together using high and low technology solutions to reduce waste, divert food from landfills, and route reclaimed food to those who need it most.

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Ashley Zanolli at SXSW

Ashley Zanolli

Co- Lead/W Coast Climate & Materials Mgmt Forum

Environmental Protection Agency

Ashley Zanolli co-leads the West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum, a partnership of western communities working together to drive climate action through materials management. With the hel...

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Liz Baldridge

Natl Account Mgr

Feeding America

Liz started with Feeding America in 2008 on their Manufacturing Product Sourcing team. As a National Account Manager, Liz is responsible for managing and advancing partnerships with product donors ...

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Marie Audet at SXSW

Marie Audet

US Dairy Farmer

Blue Spruce Farms/Audet's Cow Power

Marie is a member of a large multigenerational dairy farm family, who own and operate Blue Spruce Farm and Audet's Cow Power located in Vermont's Champlain Valley. They milk 1350 cows and crop 3,00...

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Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

Dir of Sustainability

The Kroger Co

As Director of Sustainability for The Kroger Co. Suzanne is responsible for setting and leading the corporate strategy for sustainability. She identifies and champions sustainability efforts throu...

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