Interview with Jim Conklin and Randy Ziolkowski of Cultivate Culinary, Solution #3 Reduced Food Waste

A third of the food raised or prepared does not make it from farm or factory to fork.

Producing uneaten food squanders a whole host of resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital—and generates greenhouse gases at every stage—including methane when organic matter lands in the global rubbish bin.

The food we waste is responsible for roughly 8 percent of global emissions.

Project Drawdown – #3 Reduced Food Waste
Interview with Jim Conklin and Randy Ziolkowski of Cultivate Culinary on August 28th, 2019.


Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. An international coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming.

Cultivate Culinary rescues high quality food that was prepared but never served, repackages it, freezes it into single serving meals, and sends it home with children who need it. Their partners include Notre Dame.

The Interview

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