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Upcycled Food Is Officially Defined, With a Goal of Paving the Way for Industry Food-Waste Reduction

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This article was written by Jared Kaufman, and was originally published by Food Tank. Upcycled food is now an officially defined term, which advocates say will encourage broader consumer and industry support for products that help reduce food waste. Upcycling—transforming […]

COVID-19 While Colored—Police Departments Have a New Profiling Tool Health Departments Provide Police with Addresses of Those Who Test Positive for COVID-19

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This article was written by S. E. WILLIAMS, originally published by Black Voice News on May 22, 2020. Even as Black and Brown communities continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, officials appear to be working at cross purposes to […]

Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20: A physician-researcher with a curious mind turns to the practice of law

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This article was written by Audrey Kunycky,, and was originally published by Harvard Law Today on May 24, 2020. For Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20, “one of the best things about HLS is that everybody here is so interested, motivated, and passionate. […]

Forget expiration dates. Spoilage sensors could tell us when food actually goes bad

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This article was written by Manny I. Fox Morone, and was originally published by C&EN on May 17, 2020. These tools might one day help shoppers avoid throwing out millions of tons of food because of confusing expiration dates Use by.” […]

Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic Releases 8 Policy Solutions to Improve Food System During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Congress can address food access, public health, and the economy with these food laws and policies recommended for the next congressional stimulus package. Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released policy recommendations to address major […]

How ‘Upcycled’ Ingredients Can Help Reduce The $940 Billion Global Food Waste Problem

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This article was written by Robin D. Schatz, and was originally published by Forbes on May 19, 2020. Jam made with bacon scraps; fish jerky that turns unwanted fish into something delicious; granola bars and snack puffs crafted from spent […]

The Upcycled Foods Definition Task Force and FLPC Release New Definition of “Upcycled Foods”

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This blog post was written by Food Law and Policy Clinic student Allison Kolberg. Today, the Upcycled Foods Definition Task Force and task force member Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic have published the first comprehensive definition of […]

How Etsy Became America’s Unlikeliest Breadbasket

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This article was written by Christopher Mims, and was originally published by The Wall Street Journal on May 16, 2020. Homebound consumers are flocking to the site for scones, biscuits, breads, muffins, doughnuts and…alkaline tahini spelt cookies. Homebound chefs are […]

Despite pandemic, Trump and Republican governors still trying to repeal Affordable Care Act

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This article was written by William Parke-Sutherland, Kids Forward originally published by the Wisconsin Gazette on May 9, 2020. Despite the once-in-a-century challenge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration and 18 states are still pushing for the U.S. […]

The Executive Order on Meat and Poultry Processing Is Not Quite What It Seemed—But It Still Fails Workers

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This post was written by Emma Scott, Clinical Instructor, & Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor of Law & Director, HLS Food Law & Policy Clinic Last week was a pivotal one for the meat and poultry industry in the United […]