Experts' profiles - Dana Gunders
Dana Gunders

Dana Gunders is a Staff Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She leads NRDC’s work on reducing food waste and is the author of a widely distributed report “Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40% of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill”. She has also published a report on crop losses in the U.S., and has an upcoming report on food expiration dates in partnership with Harvard Law School. Her work on food waste has been featured by CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, BBC World, NPR, and many other outlets.

In addition to working on reducing the amount of wasted food, Dana works on market and policy oriented initiatives to promote sustainability throughout food systems and supply chains. She works on improving food sourcing of individual companies and as part of the Steering Committee for the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and a participant in the Sustainability Consortium. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.

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