July 15, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

College of Architecture and Planning (UCD)

Waste Not, Want Not

Did you realize that in the US, we throw away 40% of our food supply every year? At the same time, 1 in 8 Americans struggle to put food on our tables. What is the disconnect here?

Join Massimo Bottura and Raj Patel to learn more about the causes and impact of food waste. We’ll talk about the underlying societal issues that aggravate waste. We’ll see inspiring examples of innovative change that highlights the dignity of food and possibilities of food rescue. And we’ll walk away with tangible actions that we can take to make an impact.

This summit is not only a talk from leading voices. It’s also an engaging and interactive conversation with practical take-aways and delicious tastings. It’s Food for Change.



  • Raj Patel
  • Massimo Bottura
  • Natural Resources Defense Council