Dr. Spang and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) kicked off this year's lecture series, Savor: Lectures on Food and Wine, presented by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine and UC Davis Library. The event took place on February 4, 2019 at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. The lecture can be viewed here.
"From the fields to your refrigerator, inefficiencies and wasteful actions across our food system contribute to the loss of food that might otherwise help feed those who lack enough to eat. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), who ensured that provisions to reduce food waste were included in the 2018 Farm Bill, and UC Davis Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology Edward Spang will discuss innovations to ensure that more food makes it from the farm to the home, and that what’s left over is reclaimed—to nourish future crops, fertilize gardens or even to generate energy."