Brian E. Roe for The Conversation

Brian E. Roe for The Conversation

Brian Roe is the Van Buren Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University. Roe has worked broadly in the areas of agricultural and environmental economics focusing on issues including agricultural marketing, information policy, behavioral economics and product quality.

A variety of apples line a produce stand in a grocery store

About one-third of the food Americans buy is wasted, hurting the climate and consumers’ wallets

By: - December 12, 2022

You saw it at Thanksgiving, and you’ll likely see it at your next holiday feast: piles of unwanted food — unfinished second helpings, underwhelming kitchen experiments and the like — all dressed up with no place to go, except the back of the refrigerator. With luck, hungry relatives will discover some of it before the […]