All across the country restaurants, and buffets, are forced to throw away pounds of food. Instead of letting that food go to waste, Michael Amadori decided to put it to good use. Why not take the food that dogs can eat, and turn it into quality, healthy treats? That's exactly what Amadori had in mind when he started Full Circle Feed.

There have been many concerns in recent years over the quality of some mass-produced dog treats, especially those made in other countries. According to the 'Full Circle' website Amadori developed this idea

for his M.S. thesis in Ecological Engineering at the SUNY- College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.  Fish feed pellets were created using human food leftovers from the campus dining hall.  The fish were grown in an aquaponic system where the tank water provides nutrients and is cleaned by a gravel bed growing vegetable crops.   From a waste product he created three value added goods: fish, vegetables, and feed pellets.

Amatory joined 'First News with Keeler in the Morning' on Wednesday morning saying, "this product helps the local community. "Everything is manufactured here, and our boxes are made locally here." You can learn more on Full Circle Feed's website.

Listen to our full interview below.