How the World Can Cut Food Loss in Half by 2030: #GEFLive TWITTER CHAT

How the World Can Cut Food Loss in Half by 2030: #GEFLive TWITTER CHAT

Join Dow, The Rockefeller Foundation, Food Foolish Author & Feed the Future on Jan 26 11:00 am, ET

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Post-Harvest Loss

CONTENT: Press Release

WHERE: Twitter, #GEFLive

WHEN: Thurs, 1/26, 11:00 – noon EST  

January 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Join the Dow Chemical Company, The Rockefeller FoundationFeed the Future, and the co-author of the book, Food Foolish, for a Twitter Chat, How the World Can Cut Food Loss in Half by 2030 on Thursday, 1/26, 11:00 am ET at #GEFLive.  

Nearly half of all fruit and vegetables produced in developing regions perish before they ever make it to market. Paradoxically, 1.2 billion people go hungry or are undernourished each day. This phenomena—post-harvest loss—is due to a host of reasons, and the solutions requires a public-private-social sector approach. If implemented right, addressing post-harvest loss can help alleviate climate change, global water shortages, and even global poverty. Whether you’re redesigning supply chains for the circular economy or thinking about how to end global hunger, post-harvest loss affects your work.

Talk to featured chat participants from the public, private, and social sector, each with a unique competency in loss reduction: 

Join these experts online on Jan 26 to learn real-world approaches to reduce loss in your agricultural supply chain and improve global food security. Hosted by @PYXERAGlobal, the chat is a featured event in the lead-up to the Global Engagement Forum: Live, taking place April 4 – 5, in Washington, DC.

About Global Engagement Forum Live

PYXERA Global will convene The Global Engagement Forum: Live April 4 – 5 to focus on specific solvable problems within the context of the Global Goals, with tracks for post-harvest loss, the youth skills gap, and non-communicable diseases. Join leaders from across sectors for two days of intensive collaboration to move the goals from aspiration to achievement. Click here to request an invitation.  

What Others Are Saying

“The post-harvest loss solution includes reducing loss across the value chain from the field to consumption,” Han Zhang, Ph.D., sustainability and advocacy manager at Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics said. “From harvest to processing to distribution and consumption, there are various partners who can contribute to finding a solution. Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is creating innovative packaging solutions to tackle the challenge of food waste and its consequences on the environment.” (Tweet Han)

Eric Schultz, co-author of Food Foolish and former CEO of Sensitech points out, “Post-harvest food loss and waste represents one of humankind's best opportunities to feed the hungry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We lose and waste 1.3 billion metric tons of food between farm and fork annually. Solving this problem will feed millions and help heal the earth.” (Tweet Eric)

Resources to Learn More

About Participating Companies

The Dow Chemical Company
Dow remains committed to innovating for global solutions with one of their four focus areas on increasing food productivity and preventing waste.  Nowhere is that more evident than in Dow Packaging, where close collaboration along the value chain enables the development of innovative packaging materials and technologies to keep food fresher, safer and more secure. 

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to strengthening the intersection of food security, economic development, and resilience. In 2016, The Rockefeller Foundation launched YieldWise, a $130 million initiative, with the goal of demonstrating how the world can halve food loss by 2030, one of the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Feed the Future
As the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future is transforming lives toward a world where people no longer face extreme poverty, undernutrition and hunger. To achieve this, Feed the Future agencies work hand-in-hand with partner countries to develop their agriculture sectors and break the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger. 

Eric Schultz, Co-Author of Food Foolish, The Hidden Connection Between Food Waste, Hunger, and Climate Change
Eric Schultz and John Mandyck wrote Food Foolish to call attention to the extraordinary social and environmental problems created by wasting food—and the huge opportunities that can be realized by wasting less.

PYXERA Global: For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.

Contact: Katie Levey
Director of Media Relations, PYXERA Global
klevey@pyxeraglobal.org
917.593.1989