Grants of up to $1 million are available by means of the Meals Waste Problem

CINCINNATI — Kroger continues to supply on its Zero Starvation | Zero Waste commitment, the centerpiece of the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) technique.

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Squander Foundation — in collaboration with the Basis for Foods & Agricultural Investigate (FFAR) — has introduced the Foods Waste Problem, to create the means to measure foodstuff waste generated in U.S. homes.

“The first step to combating meals waste is being familiar with the scale of the problem, which the Food Waste Obstacle aims to illuminate,” said Denise Osterhues, president of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Squander Basis and Kroger’s senior director of sustainability and social impact.

The partnering foundations are in search of apps for grants of up to $1 million to establish most likely thriving measurement methodologies and to devise a pilot examine to validate the proposition. The software deadline is July 13.

“It’s exciting to see so a lot of focused business people and innovators performing to avoid meals reduction and waste today,” Osterhues reported. “Through The Zero Starvation | Zero Squander Foundation’s Innovation Fund, we help connect these innovators with means to aid them thrive and to progress beneficial variations for people today and our planet.”

A responsible, standardized house foodstuff squander measurement is essential to decreasing meals squander at the consumer stage, explained Lucyna Kurtyka, senior scientific software director at FFAR.

Domestic food waste is possible underestimated, in accordance to FFAR, which notes that makes an attempt to keep track of the difficulty have been inconsistent, even in conditions of defining “food squander.”

As a result of collaboration and partnerships, FFAR aims to advance “actionable science” benefitting farmers, people and the atmosphere. FFAR was recognized in the 2014 Farm Bill to boost community agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement USDA’s study agenda.