Workshop on the Sustainability of the World's Food and Farming Systems


Thursday, April 13, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

“The Road to Food Waste is Paved with Good Intentions”


Norbert Wilson, Professor of Food Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University.


Heather Conrad


Robert Paarlberg, Associate. Betty F. Johnson ‘44 Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College.


Norbert Wilson is a Professor of Food Policy in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. His research centers on food choice, especially among individuals living with low incomes, and food waste. Norbert uses “nudges,” based on behavioral economics, to encourage selection of targeted (healthier) products at food pantries. Concerning food waste, Norbert uses experimental economics to explore how date labels influence future food waste. Additionally, he has worked on food safety and quality issues in international trade and domestic food systems. He loves good coffee and has published analysis of coffee quality and prices. Norbert has published in World Development, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Public Health, Food Policy, Agricultural Economics, among others.