This is the unofficial blog of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
We study the law of food and agriculture from farm to fork, from the perspective of the farmer, the retailer, and the consumer.
Concern about the safety and sustainability of the global food system makes agricultural and food law studies one of the most vibrant areas of legal practice and policy analysis.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Nicole Civita and Food Recovery Project quoted extensivly in Huffington Post article
Affiliate Professor of Law and Director of the Food Recovery Project Nicole Civita is featured heavily in an article published today in the Huffington Post. The article, titledRestaurants Officially Have No Excuse Not To Donate Leftover Food. Many restaurants say they’re scared of being sued. Here’s why that’s garbagefocuses on the amount of food waste produced by restaurants, and the misconception that food donation may put owners at increased risk. As the article states, "A single restaurant in the U.S. wastes about 100,000 pounds of a year, according to the Green Restaurant Association, making them auspicious donors for hunger relief groups. But many restaurants are reluctant to give away their edible leftovers, citing fears of getting sued."