Decreasing Food Waste-From Farm to Market

Join us for a discussion about preventing crop spoilage and reducing food waste, which will be critical to feeding a world population projected to grow to 10 billion people by 2050. We will discuss how improved disease and pest resilience in major staple crops can preserve yield in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. We will also discuss initiatives to decrease loss and waste in the processing, transportation, storage, and sale of food products throughout the world, but starting here in St. Louis. Panelists will be Joanie Taylor, Director of Consumer Affairs & Community Relations, Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Becky Bart, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

This edition of Conversations will be moderated by Chip Lerwick, Managing Director, Aon and Vice-Chair of the Danforth Leadership Council.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

5:15 PM: Networking Reception in the McDonnell International Gallery

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Conversation in the AT&T Auditorium

About the Conversations Series:
Members of the Danforth Center Friends Committee organize panel discussions offering guests the opportunity to learn about the work of the Danforth Center and the partners that help to sustain it. Discussions focus on topics of both regional and global urgency and feature leading experts in plant science and related disciplines. Events begin with a networking reception in the McDonnell International Gallery at 5:15 P.M. followed by the program in the AT&T Auditorium from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Reservations are required for this complimentary event. The Final Conversations event of the 2017 series will be held on November 16.

Sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio and HEC-TV


For more information about this event:
Tam McGuire
(314) 587-1403