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FRP at the Arkansas Recycling Coalition

On September 20, 2016, Cameron Caja, the founder of Razorback Food Recovery at the University of Arkansas, and Satoko Kato, a visiting assistant professor at the UA School of Law, participated as panelists at the Arkansas Recycling Coalition’s 26th Annual Conference and Trade Show. Titled “Food Recovery Roundtable,” Satoko introduced the Food Recovery Project and […]

Leftovers For Livestock

In the United States, approximately 63 million tons of food is wasted every year. The natural resources used to produce that food, including water, fertilizer, and land, are also lost as a consequence of this alarming amount of waste. Furthermore, this wasted food typically ends up in landfills where, as it breaks down, it leads […]

Donate Food, Reduce Your Tax Bill

Image courtesy of Flickr user frankieleon The celebration of a New Year is followed closely by the start of tax season. This year, and going forward, tax time will be a little less oppressive for food donors.  At the very end of 2015, Congress gave businesses that donate excess food inventory a reason to remain cheerful as […]

Food Recovery Spotlight: Revive Foods Gives Fruit a Second Chance

Our next installment in the Food Recovery Spotlight series takes us to the Bay Area where jam manufacturer Revive Foods makes its home.  In 2014, friends Zoe Wong and Kay Feker co-founded Revive Foods.  Wong and Feker are seeking to address the serious issue of food waste. The company name “Revive” speaks to the business purpose: give […]

FRP Director Speaks at Zero Food Waste Forum in Austin, TX

FRP Director Nicole Civita just returned from a quick trip to Austin, Texas where she had the pleasure of presenting a lecture titled The Law of Food Recovery: Reducing Risk, Maximizing Benefit & Creating Culture at the Austin Zero Food Waste Forum. The Forum, a multi-day, multi-stakeholder event was designed to gather, educate, and generate productive […]

Closing the Loop: Biosolids and Sustainable Food Production

LL.M. Candidate Maranda White, who has supported the Food Recovery Project as a Graduate Assistant researcher during the 2014-15 academic year, joins us as guest blogger for a frank discussion of the other food-related waste stream — the one we rarely discuss in polite company: human excreta.   In Rebuilding the Foodshed, Philip Ackerman-Leist exposes […]

The Last Food Mile, Food Wastage Along the Supply Chain

Waste occurs at the farm, the processing plant, the store, and the home. In December, Nicole Civita presented at a conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  The conference brought together experts from national and international, academic and industrial, public and private sectors, to discuss: Where food losses occur along the food supply […]

Nicole Civita, Featured Presenter on USDA Food Waste Webinar Series

Professor Nicole Civita recently participated as a featured presenter during the USDA Food Waste Webinar Series, “Donating Unsold Food – A Primer on Liability, Food Safety & the Good Samaritan Act“.   An excerpt from the webinar site states that “14.3% of American households found it difficult to put food on the table at some time in 2013, yet 31% of […]

Razorback Recovery and the Food Recovery Project Featured in Harvest Public Media Special Report

LL.M. Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Food Recovery Project Nicole Civita was featured recently in this Harvest Public Media Special Report about Food Waste in America. An excerpt from the article is included below. View the full article and watch the program here. An Abundance of Waste Farmers and growers have made gigantic […]

LL.M. Program Food Recovery Project in USA Today

School of Law Professor Nicole Civita and LL.M. alumnus James Haley’s research was referenced in USA Today. A reposting of the article is included below. DETROIT — Rob Greenfield spent Sunday morning shopping for food. By 11 a.m., he already had salmon, multigrain breads, Starbucks coffee, oranges, bananas, avocados, tomatoes and peppers. For dessert, he […]