The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) hosted an international conference at the Vatican Nov. 11-12 aimed at reducing food loss and food waste worldwide. Dr. Dirk Maier, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University in Ames, was one of more than 50 scientists, engineers, economists, corporate leaders and United Nations officials from 24 countries brought together to develop a plan to cut world food waste and loss in half by 2030. Fellow Iowan, Dr. Kenneth Quinn, retired president of the World Food Prize, was also a participant.
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Post-harvest loss and food waste are global problems. Now, collaboration going on between Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and outside partners could be the key to solving this world-wide issue.
AMES, Iowa – Sugam Sharma remembers as a child listening to his parents talk about hunger. While his family always had enough to eat, hunger was prevalent and something he regularly witnessed growing up and as a young adult in India. “It is really heart wrenching to witness a mother in shabby and torn clothes, … Continue reading Software aims to reduce food waste by helping those in need