CHLPI Blog

CHLPI and ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment to Hundreds of Vermont Prisoners

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After years of advocating for Vermont prisoners to have access to life-saving medication for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), the ACLU of Vermont and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, with cooperating counsel James Valente, […]

FLPC Welcomes Food Law and Policy Clinic 2019 Summer Interns

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the health clinic for the summer! Jana Caracciolo Jana is a rising 2L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She […]

The Green New Deal and the Future of Farming

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Written by Ashley Maiolatesi, student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Originally published on The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s blog. On April 18th , Harvard Law School hosted a panel entitled “The Green New Deal and the Future […]

Consulting in the Law

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Written by FLPC clinical student Julia Nitsche for the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs of Harvard Law School. Over the course of my three semesters with the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), I have worked on numerous projects, […]

9th Circuit Reviews 2017 Decision on Sugar Warning Labels

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Written by Ashley Maiolatesi, Spring 2019 Food Law and Policy Clinical student. Over the past decade, the soda industry has faced waves of opposition from the public health sphere. For example, cities around the country have passed soda taxes, California […]

New Research Highlights the Promise of Food is Medicine

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Food insecurity and malnutrition are major drivers for poor health outcomes, population disparities and soaring health care spending. Roughly one out of every ten households in Massachusetts struggle with food insecurity, causing the state a staggering $1.9 billion in avoidable […]

My Experience at the 2019 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

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Written by Oliver Brown, former FLPC clinical student and president of the Harvard Food Law Society. This April, I attended the Food Law Student Leadership Summit (FLSLS) in hopes of broadening my knowledge of emerging legal issues in food law. […]

New Federal Interagency Strategy Provides Opportunity to Advance Food Waste Reduction Efforts

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On Tuesday, April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an exciting new interagency strategy to reduce food waste. As FLPC wrote in an earlier […]

Harvard University Implements New Food Standards to Promote Sustainability and Health

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In April 2019, Harvard University officially implemented Harvard’s Sustainable Healthful Food Standards. The Standards were led by the Office for Sustainability, with input from a multi-disciplinary faculty committee (including FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib), the Council of Student Sustainability Leaders, and experts in the field. The Standards are […]

Federal Agencies Announce Interagency Strategy to Address Food Waste

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On Tuesday, April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an exciting new interagency strategy to reduce food waste.  This strategy is the first time […]