CHLPI Blog

Industry Introduces National Guidance for Standard Date Labels to Reduce Confusion and Food Waste

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is thrilled to share that the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today launched a new initiative to standardize date labels on food packages. The voluntary initiative encourages retailers and manufacturers to only use one of two standard phrases on consumer facing food […]

FLPC Releases “Moving Food Waste Forward: Policy Recommendations for Next Steps in Massachusetts”

Today, the Food Law and Policy Clinic of Harvard Law School released Moving Food Waste Forward: Policy Recommendations for Next Steps in Massachusetts. The report follows FLPC’s October 2016 report, Keeping Food Out of the Landfill: Policy Ideas for States and Localities, a resource that provides detailed information on how states and local governments can contribute to […]

FLPC Welcome New Team Member Alyssa Chan

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is happy to welcome Alyssa Chan, who joins as Program Coordinator. Alyssa became involved with the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic while still in undergrad. Beginning as a student in Emily’s Food Law and Policy course, Alyssa worked as an intern at FLPC […]

Food Insecurity on Campus

This blog post was written by Susanna Barron, a Student in 2016 Fall Semester of Harvard Law School’s Public Health Law and Policy Seminar. As I was reading the assigned articles about SNAP benefits, particularly those focused on the political rhetoric that has typically surrounded discussion of these and other government benefits, linking use of these […]

Call for Proposals for Harvard’s Just Food? Forum on Labor Across the Food System

Does your work connect to food and labor? Are you studying the players in our food system, and how their roles and rights have changed over time? The Harvard Just Food Forum seeks proposals that focus on all aspects of labor across the food system. You may be working in the tomato fields in Florida, […]

The 2016 Presidential Election & Health Law and Policy: What Happens Now?

As we look to the start of a new year, we cannot help but feel proud for what we have been able to accomplish with our many partners in this work. Together we have made important strides towards improving access to high-quality and affordable health care for underserved populations, particularly people living with HIV, HCV, and […]

FLPC Applauds USDA Revised Guidance on Date Labeling to Reduce Food Waste

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is thrilled to share that the USDA has updated its guidance for food manufacturers and retailers, encouraging them to use a “Best if Used By” date label for their products. According to a national survey published by FLPC, the National Consumers League, and the John Hopkins Center for […]

Medicaid Expansion Might be in Danger, But It’s Still Worth Fighting For

This blog post was written by Denise Nakiyaga Babirye, a Student in 2016 Fall Semester of Harvard Law School’s Public Health Law and Policy Seminar.  I originally wrote this in October, prior to the election. While President-elect Trump seems committed to the deconstruction of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, I still believe in the […]

Transforming Our Food System: A Conversation on a National Food Strategy

Watch a recording of the November 30, 2016 event, “Transforming Our Food System.” The panel discussion featured panelists Mark Bittman, Union of Concerned Scientists Fellow and former food columnist for the New York Times; Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists Food and Environment Program Director; and FLPC’s own Emily Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the […]

Second Edition of Farm & Food Law: A Guide for Lawyers in the Legal Food Hub Network is Now Available

FLPC and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) have released the second edition of Farm & Food Law: A Guide for Lawyers in the Legal Food Hub Network. CLF launched the Massachusetts Legal Food Hub (LFH) to respond to the lack of legal services for small-scale farmers and food entrepreneurs who participate in local and regional […]