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 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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]


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