Brian Roe Discusses Food Waste on Town Hall Ohio

Image of Brian Roe, Right, and, Mike Long, left.

One of America’s greatest assets is its ability to produce abundant, affordable, safe food. One of our greatest shortcomings is that we waste about 40 percent of the food we produce. That’s 34 million tons of food, every year.

On the Feb. 25-26 broadcast of Town Hall Ohio, Brian Roe, Van Buren Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, discussed food waste and its impact on families, communities, industries, and 49 million hungry Americans. Joining him was Mike Long, president of Resource 100, pictured on the left. To listen to the broadcast, go to

Town Hall Ohio is a weekly radio public affairs discussion forum, which features high-profile guests covering a wide range of topics and issues of importance to Ohioans. Subjects include government and politics, jobs and the economy, food and food production, education, science and technology, business challenges and social issues. Town Hall Ohio is produced by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; it airs on WTVN Radio, Columbus, Ohio and additional stations throughout the state.