The idea behind Full Circle Feed was developed by Michael Amadori 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.