Jodi Helmer

Food Waste Panelists

To kick off the IFT FIRST session, “Tackling Food Waste: Defining the Problem, Innovating Solutions,” Alexandra Coari, vice president of capital innovation and engagement at ReFED shared some startling statistics: Addressing food waste in the United States will save four trillion gallons of water and 75 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions while creating 50,000 jobs—but it will take a $14 billion annual investment to make it happen.

Coari acknowledged the challenge and share…

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Jodi is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in publications like Sierra, Entrepreneur, NPR, National Geographic Traveler, AARP, Farm Life, Hemispheres, Civil Eats, and The Guardian.
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