CHLPI Blog

Here’s How We Solve the Planet’s Food Waste Problem

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Earlier this month, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report highlighting the enormous environmental impact of agriculture. But the report also pointed to a clear way for us to feed more mouths without causing more planetary destruction: We […]

FLPC Welcomes New Team Member Emma Scott

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) welcomes Emma Scott to the team as a Clinical Instructor! Emma joined the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic in August 2019 as a Clinical Instructor. Her work currently […]

Representatives Pingree and Newhouse Introduce Legislation to Standardize Food Date Labels

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Last week, Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Food Date Labeling Act of 2019 (H.R. 3981), federal legislation to standardize date labels on food products. The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) enthusiastically supports this […]

USDA Gave Almost 100 Percent Of Trump’s Trade War Bailout To White Farmers

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Originally published by FBLE on July 24, 2019. Last July, the Trump administration announced a major new subsidy program designed to help farmers weather America’s ongoing trade war with China. That initiative—dubbed the Market Facilitation Program (MFP)—has become the single largest source […]

FLPC Welcomes New Team Member Melissa Shapiro

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) welcomes Melissa Shapiro to the team as a Clinical Instructor! Melissa joined the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic in July 2019 as a Clinical Instructor. Immediately prior […]

FLPC Releases Organic Waste Bans Toolkit

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the Center for EcoTechnology released a new toolkit today on state and local organic waste bans, policies that restrict the amount of food or organic waste that can be […]

CHLPI Seeks Administrative Assistant

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CHLPI is looking for a part-time (17.5 hours a week with full benefits) administrative assistant to serve as the faculty assistant to two faculty members and report to the faculty and the Administrative Director of the Center for Health Law and […]

Planting the Seeds for Healthy Food Access

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Written June 2019 by Grace Truong, J.D. ’19 for Harvard Law School’s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. I joined the Health Law and Policy Clinic because I wanted to experience firsthand how communities use policies to promote a culture […]

Launching the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan

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“Massachusetts was the first state to have universal health care . . . let’s make this state the first state that everyone living with chronic disease . . . will have access to nutritious healthy food . . .” – […]

A Helpful Move on Food Date Labels

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This blog was originally published by NRDC on June 6, 2019. Written by: Emily Broad Leib and Katie Sandson, Jackie Suggitt at ReFED, and JoAnne Berkenkamp at NRDC. Toss it after the date on the label or keep it for later? That’s the […]