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In honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2018, we're hosting a sustainable food talk. 40% of food produced in the US never gets eaten. The food industry continues to be shaken up at an unprecedented speed. Transparency, clean label, plant-based food, and ending food waste are some of the hottest buzzwords when it comes to predicting the future of food. Innovators are now finding ways to utilize, intercept and redistribute food that would have otherwise gone to waste.
In this fireside chat moderated by Imperfect Produce, experts will share their insight, perspective, and journey in the tech and food industry. You'll hear about the future of technology in this industry and learn about how you can play a part in mitigating food waste.
Casey Wing Imperfect Produce
Casey comes to Imperfect with a background in sustainable farming and a passion to make sure everyone has access to fresh, healthy food. He has been fighting waste his whole life, and as a native Washingtonian he knows to never waste a sunny day either. When he’s not spreading the good word about the value of ugly produce, you can find him hiking in the Cascades, running around Green Lake, or pretending he’s a tourist in Pike Place Market.
Anthony J.R. is a developer/ systems engineer, media personality and lifestyle influencer. He is the founder of the Laidback Allure lifestyle collective, inspiring smart, simple and well-curated living. Cognac Small Talk is the name of his podcast, where he talks about how our community should move as creatives and business entrepreneurs in today’s day and age. In his free time, he’s very hands-on in helping build the men’s fashion community and hosting lifestyle events and parties.
Karen May manages King County’s "Food: Too Good To Waste" campaign to raise awareness about the impacts of wasting food and provide tools and tips that encourage residents to prevent food waste at home. Her most recent work has included developing outreach for multicultural audiences in support of King County’s commitment to Equity and Social Justice. Karen also manages a food waste grant program that funds projects aimed at reducing food waste generated by the commercial sector. She has a Master’s degree in Geology from Montana State University.
Business Development Director ,
Todd Pendexter is a waste prevention advocate and the Business Development Director at LeanPath, a foodservice technology company based in Portland, OR. With its cloud-based food waste tracking software, LeanPath is changing the way kitchens manage their food waste. In Todd’s role, he is responsible for growing LeanPath’s business with leading food service and hospitality companies throughout North America.
More than 20% of the fruits and vegetables grown in America never make it off the farm because they aren’t perfect enough for grocery store standards. This results in billions of pounds of wasted produce every year. We’re talking about produce that is just as nutritious and delicious but looks a little different. With so many delicious fruits and vegetables going to waste, we decided we had to do something.
Imperfect fights food waste by finding a home for ‘ugly’ produce. We source it directly from farms and deliver it to customers’ doors for 30-50% less than grocery store prices. Our subscription produce box is affordable, convenient, customizable, healthy, and delicious. But Imperfect is bigger than just the box. By eating ‘ugly,’ you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest with less wasted land, fossil fuels, and water. You’re improving access to healthy food. You’re creating fulfilling careers for employees. With every bite into a misshapen apple or crooked carrot, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
In a world obsessed with perfection, we’re here to show the beauty in imperfection. We’re here to make a statement that our differences are what make us beautiful. We invite you to join our community and help us build a less wasteful world that’s as beautiful as it is delicious!
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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