Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Satoko Kato presents at the Arkansas Recycling Coalition Annual Conference

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, were invited to speak 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 gave a presentation on the legal aspects of food recovery, including an overview of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act and Cameron delivered a presentation on the food programs on the University of Arkansas campus that are helping to fight food insecurity on campus.

The panel participants also included Bob Gedert, director of Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin; Michelle Shope, Director of Food Souring and Logistics, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance; and Stephen Sturdivant, environmental engineer, EPA Region 6, and was moderated by Brian Pugh of Fayetteville Solid Waste and Recycling and Melissa Terry of the University of Arkansas. The panelists’ presentation was followed by a Q&A discussion on food recovery and waste management.

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