House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Report Includes Major Agriculture Policy and Food Waste Reduction Recommendations, Including Several Submitted by FLPC and FBLE

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This blog post was written by Ali Schklair and MJ McDonald, FLPC summer interns. In June 2020, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (Select Committee) released Solving the Climate Crisis, a comprehensive set of recommendations to confront climate [...]

COVID-19 Food-Related Policy Tracking: Highlighting State Approaches

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This blog post was written by Bridgette Slater with contributions by Ali Schklair, Amanda Dell, Emily Yslas, MJ McDonald, and Regan Plekenpol. All are FLPC summer interns. In early June, FLPC launched the State Policies for Feeding Vulnerable Populations Tool, [...]

Maximizing Food Security For Unauthorized Immigrants During COVID-19

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This article was originally written by David Velasquez, Jordan Kondo, Sarah Downer, and Emily Broad Leib and published by Health Affairs on July 28, 2020.   Many immigration advocates are calling for the release of detainees under US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [...]

COVID-19 highlights systemic flaws in H-2A visa program

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This article was written by Amanda Dell, RDN, FLPC Intern. While many Americans hunker down in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of farmworkers lace up their boots and head out into the fields to harvest ripening crops. This essential [...]

Expanding SNAP Options: A Bill to Make SNAP Purchasing More Accessible During a Difficult Time

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This article was written by Ali (Alexandra) Schklair, FLPC Intern. On July 2nd Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Expanding SNAP Options Act (S.4202). The proposed legislation addresses flaws in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental [...]

Request for Proposals: Approaches to Reducing Consumption of Sugar

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In 2018, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from Arnold Ventures, launched an initiative to identify locally-supported policies that will reduce sugar consumption and build capacity for policy change. Now in the project’s third [...]

How to Navigate Patient Privacy in Integrated Care: A Guide for Food Banks

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Originally posted on Health Law Lab on July 1, 2020 The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI), together with Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, has released Food Banks as Partners in Health Promotion: [...]

The Global Food Donation Atlas: Overview of Government Grants and Incentives for Food Donation in Five Countries

This blog was written by FLPC students Amanda Dell and Emily Yslas. The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project maps out the laws and policies related to food loss and waste (FLW) in countries around the world. By comparing countries [...]

Strengthening Food Donation Operations During the COVID-19 Crisis

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This article was written by Regan Plekenpol, FLPC Intern. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network Release an Issue Brief to Guide Governments Around the Globe. Among the many devastating consequences of the COVID-19 [...]

FLPC and Partner Launch the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas Website and Research Comparing Food Donation Policies Across 5 Countries

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to announce the launch of our first-of-its-kind interactive resource that uses groundbreaking research to inspire long-term solutions to food waste, hunger, and climate change: the Global Food Donation [...]