The Effects of Expanded Refrigeration on Food Waste in the Developing World

Brent Heard

University of Michigan

Brent Heard is a PhD Candidate with the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment. His work focuses on anticipating the sustainability implications of emerging technologies, with his current research investigating the effects of expanded refrigerated supply chains on food system sustainability. Brent earned a BS in Economics and Environmental Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.


Increased refrigeration has major sustainability implications for the global food system. As the global refrigerated supply chain, or “cold chain,” expands into areas of the developing world, it will influence food waste... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Brent Heard (University of Michigan)
  2. Shelie Miller (University of Michigan)

Topic Areas

• Industrial ecology in developing countries , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints


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