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AAEA News | Sunday, February 25, 2024
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Edward Jaenicke, Pennsylvania State University

“Based on our estimation, the average American household wastes 31.9% of the food it acquires. More than two-thirds of households in our study have food-waste estimates of between 20% and 50%. According to the EPA, this can translate into over $1,500 annually for a family of four."

President's Message

Rudy Nayga
AAEA President

January 2024

The AAEA Board recently met with the leadership of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) (Karen Fisher-Vanden, AERE President, Valerie Mueller, AERE board member, and Tonya Wade, AERE Executive Director). The primary focus of our meeting revolved around revitalizing the relationship between AAEA and AERE. One tangible idea that emerged from the discussions was a joint venture for a fall 2024 virtual workshop. This collaboration would involve selecting a mutual topic of interest and allowing members from both associations to participate as presenters and attendees. We are currently setting up a small working group to move this idea forward.

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