Rock and Wrap it Up! captures all aspects of asset recovery including, personal hygiene products.

Throughout 2015, the Food Recovery Project will be blogging about innovators, entrepreneurs, and advocates on the front lines of the food recovery movement – forward thinking and creative activists who are fighting food waste and wholeheartedly embracing a food conservation ethos. Our first spotlight feature is Syd Mandelbaum, the founder of Rock and Wrap it […]

Nicole Civita

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 […]

Donating Unsold Food Webinar

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Ben Simon, the executive director and a founding member of the Food Recovery Network, was named in FoodTank‘s recently published list of 10 young entrepreneurs who are shaking up the food system. In spotlighting Simon’s work, Food Tank‘s Danielle Nierenberg praised FRN’s simple-but-powerful mission — to build and support a network of college chapters that redirect surplus food […]

Practice What You Eat

This fall, the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law will offer admitted candidates the added option of participating via distance and/or on a part time basis. Along with the new ways to participate comes an expanded list of course offerings. The program recently released it’s fall schedule. Applications are still being accepted. Visit us on […]


The LL.M. Program is delighted to announce that the “Food City Scenario”has won another national award –  this time, a Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism.  Leaders from Northwest Arkansas traveled to New York to receive the award. The LL.M. Program was proud to provide assistance to the University of Arkansas School […]

The article copied below is repost from New American Media. View the original article here.        New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 01, 2014 Photo courtesy of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. DETROIT – About two years ago, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation made a gutsy call to convene its 2014 food and nutrition […]


Faculty and students from the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law  were invited to participate in the Compliance Week Speaker Series at Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. LL.M. Program Director, Susan Schneider attended the first speaker presentation on food waste with former externs Kathryn Smith and Erin Shirl . They were the guests of […]


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