ENVS 0401 Student Research Featured in Farm to Plate “Network Highlight”

The Food Cycle Coalition works to divert food and organic materials that would otherwise be wasted and redirect them back into the food system through food rescue, animal feed utilization, composting, and energy production in response to Universal Recycling and the Farm to Plate nutrient management, food access, and environmental stewardship goals. The Food Cycle Coalition helps the Agency of Natural Resources staff stay informed about how to connect Universal Recycling to the food system and develop outreach materials for farmers and food enterprises that informs them of the opportunities that are emerging as the law is implemented. The task force is working with Middlebury College students to develop a regional food rescue assessment tool to help regions of the state identify local partners and infrastructure to increase the amount of food rescued and redistributed within the charitable food system as a result of Universal Recycling mandates.