Holtz Center member, Michelle Miller was invited to present on innovations in food logistics at the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Food Forum. The forum took place on August 7-8, 2019 in Washington D.C. The two day workshop explored current innovations in the food system. Miller and other presenters discussed the dimensions of food systems and how to utilize innovations to meet the needs of small and large supply chains to support decision-making.
Her presentation offered a systems analysis of the food system and presented social and technological innovations, barriers to innovation, and suggested ways forward. Other workshop presentation themes included topics such as food safety and sustainability, blockchain, manufactured meat and meat substitutes and food access challenges and reducing waste.
Miller’s presentation at Innovations in the Food System: Shaping the Future of Food was the outcome of Holtz Center funding she received for a grant a few years earlier. She received the funding to travel to the NAS Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. As a result of that meeting, Miller was invited to join their freight transportation committee and then later selected to speak at the Food Forum in August.
Michelle’s talk and other presentation recordings will be available on the workshop website later this year. Michelle is the Associate Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (UW-CIAS).
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