Food Aid Packaging: How to Reduce Food Aid Spoilage

May 17,2017 11:45AM
May 17,2017 1:00PM

MIT Building E90 - Suetter Room 9075  |  1 Main Street, just before the Longfellow Bridge. The front desk has asked for an attendee list. Please email if you plan to attend.

Please join the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Working Group at MIT for a lunchtime seminar this Wednesday, May 17th, at 11:45 PM on Food Aid Packaging: How to Reduce Food Aid Spoilage. Our speakers will be Mark Brennan and Prithvi Sundar, both from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Please view the attached flyer for more information. Lunch will be provided. The talk will begin at 12:00 PM. 


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MIT Building E62-550

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