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Getting Wasted: L.A.'s food excess

Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions
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Forums about food issues typically focus on access, origin, health. What's often missing from those talks is conversation about excess: not in body weight, or in the types of food abundantly available in some areas and sorely lacking in others, but in what's thrown out or wasted in the day-to-day.

On Monday, May 20, The Crawford Family Forum explored how industry, community, policy, and individual efforts to both share and reduce the "extra" might move Los Angeles toward a more food-secure future.

Robert Egger - DC Central Kitchen and forthcoming L.A. Kitchen founder
Dr. Jonathan Fielding - Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Director and Health Officer
Michael Flood - Los Angeles Regional Food Bank CEO
Bonnie Lee La Madeleine and Jean-Francois Chenier - 222 Million Tons blog and app creators

Desiree Gutierrez - CSU Northridge Master's in Public Policy (MPP), with focus on sustainable communities and food policy