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RIPE FOR THE PICKING: Repurposing wasted resources in our food system

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Friday, February 23, 2018 - 09:00
Robertson Hall
Princeton University
Princeton
New Jersey
08544
US

If you eat, this conference is


Ripe for the Picking


Please do register and join us at Robertson Hall on Friday, Feb 23, for a day of solutions-oriented discussions on how to repurpose wasted resources in our food/ag system to deliciously nourish ourselves while protecting our Earth and its finite resources.


Panel discussions will explore the dire consequences of wasted food, the vital importance of quality on the plate, efforts to extend shelf life of produce, the compost at the end of the EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy, the way  forward for a cheesemaker and his spring piglets, practicing restoration agriculture with a young apple orchard and mushroom spores, and repurposing and honoring human capital throughout in an effort to transform the linear system to circular.


Morning panelists will first examine ways to measure and reduce the quantities of wasted resources, then will discuss and debate solutions and innovations in place and on the horizon, in government, in the supply chain and in the lab. Audience Q&A will follow.
 
After the conference lunch (free, but register below), our afternoon panelists, before audience Q&A, will examine wasted food reduction efforts, recovery and innovations under way on Garden State farms and in local food-based businesses. The final panel will examine governmental and corporate origins of our current linear food/ag system, its false externalities that bring the prices down at checkout, and its human costs, including low wages throughout, chronic diet-related disease and lack of connection to each other and the land.


We will wrap up as we have in years past, with a reception at the e-Hub on Chambers Street, thanks to that wonderful partnership with those there and with the Keller Center.


The conference is open to all; tickets are free but are needed for lunch.


We'll have a separate sign-in sheet in the lobby for walk-ins and you are welcome to take any available seat.




Here's the draft agenda. Note that there are still some moving parts.


Ripe for the Picking


Repurposing wasted resources in our food chain, from people to soil to plate 


8:30AM COFFEE


9AM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION


Gordon Douglas MD ‘55 Princeton Studies Food co-founder, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and director of three biotech companies.  rgdouglasjr@gmail.com


Tim Searchinger Princeton Studies Food co-founder and Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School and the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. tsearchi@princeton.edu


Kai Robertson Senior Corporate Sustainability Advisor and Lead Advisor, Food Loss and Waste Protocol, World Resources Institute. robertson.kai@gmail.com


9:45AM SUPPLY CHAIN: RECOVERY & REPURPOSING


Kristen Rainey Global Food Program Vendor & Supplier Relations Manager, Google Food. kmrainey@google.com


Melissa Donnelly Manager Sustainability Integration and Campbell Soup. melissa_donnelly@campbellsoup.com


Korlekuor Akiti ’19: moderator. ckakiti@princeton.edu


10:30AM COFFEE BREAK


10:40 INNOVATIONS: NEW EDIBLE FILM FOR PRODUCE


James Rogers Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apeel Sciences. 


Moderator, Tim Searchinger


11:25AM  INNOVATIONS: REPURPOSING IN THE LAB


Alex Lorestani Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Gelzen, a synthetic biology company. alex@gelzen.com


Forrest Meggers Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University. fmeggers@princeton.edu


Alice Wistar ’20: moderator awistar@princeton.edu


 


12:25PM LUNCH, AND LEFTOVERS ON THE FOOD RECOVERY HIERARCHY


 Further discussions with morning panelists




 1:15 PM THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY


Liz Lempert Mayor, Princeton. llempert@princetonnj.gov


Jim Nawn Owner, Great Road Farm, Agricola, Dinky Restaurant, Cargot and Two Sevens; formerly owner of 37 Panera restaurants. jnawn@fenwickhospitalitygroup.com


Gina Talt,  Sustainability, Princeton


Shun Yamaya/Liz Haile/Patrick Rooney Greening Dining/Freefood listserv


moderator gtalt@princeton.eduMadelynn Prendergast ’19 moderator. madelynn@princeton.edu


2:45:PM FARMING NEARBY:  SOIL, HARVEST AND MARKET


Jon McConaughy Co-owner of Brick Farm Market, Brick Farm Tavern and their farm. jmcconaughy@brickfarmgroup.com


Jonathan White Co-owner of Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, where they make and sell award-winning cheeses and have restored habitat for bobolinks. jonathan@cowsoutside.com


Charles Rosen Founder of Ironbound Cider Farm, Newark, NJ, practicing restoration agriculture in newly planted apple orchards in North Jersey. crosen@newarkfarms.com


Dan Rubenstein Professor of Zoology; Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Director, Program in African Studies, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Professor, Human Diet, Agriculture and Climate course, Princeton University. dir@princeton.edu


Eliza Wright ’19: moderator. lizzygraywright@gmail.com


4:15PM COFFEE AVAILABLE


4:20PM WASTING AWAY: HUMAN COSTS, FARM TO FORK


Tessa Desmond Research Scholar in American Studies, specialist in ethnicity, migration and rights tdesmond@princeton.edu


Marty Johnson ’81 Founder and CEO of Isles, Inc., an urban sustainable development organization that fosters self-reliance and healthy neighborhoods. mpj@princeton.edu


Serena Stein is a doctoral candidate in anthropology; she examines emerging practices in international aid, along with land conflict, food commodity histories, food security, and ethical sourcing. stein.serena@gmail.com


José Chapa Justice for Farmworkers Campaign, Rural-Migrant Ministry. josechapajfw@gmail.com


Daniel Shepard ’19 moderator danielos@princeton.edu


6:15PM COCKTAILS & WRAPUP AT THE E-HUB


Takeways from day: problems, solutions & next steps
Rozalie Czesana ’18 moderator rczesana@Princeton.EDU


 

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