Food Law & Policy

FLPC Director Quoted in Harvard Gazette Article

A May 2, 2016 article in the Harvard Gazette looks at the impact of author Michael Pollan on the public’s understanding of issues related to food, diet, and agriculture, and his recent visit to the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. “From Fresh Food to Magic Mushrooms” also looks at Pollan’s current work on psychedelic drugs and […]

FLPC Documentary, EXPIRED, Covered by Alternet

An April 25, 2016 article published by Alternet urges its readers to watch EXPIRED? Food Waste in America. “Watch: Date Labeling Confusion Causes Food Waste, Consumer Uncertainty,” written by Stephanie Van Dyke, looks at the Montana milk law that is highlighted in the documentary. Excerpt from article: “According to FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib, ‘date label confusion harms […]

FLPC, in partnership with the Food Recovery Project, Launches Updated Legal Guide on the Federal Enhanced Tax Deduction for Food Donations

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, in partnership with the Food Recovery Project at the University of Arkansas, is pleased to published an updated version of “Federal Enhanced Tax Deduction for Food Donation: A Legal Guide,” to reflect the significant changes Congress made as part of the fiscal year 2016 omnibus budget that increase […]

EXPIRED in Washington, D.C.

Written by Katie Sandson,  J.D. ’17, Harvard Law School; Images provided by Senator Richard Blumenthal’s office I have been a clinical student in the Food Law and Policy clinic since January 2016. As a continuing clinical student this semester, I have been working on FLPC’s food waste and food recovery initiatives, including work on the […]

Pittsburgh Food Policy Council Hosts the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic

Written and original published by the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council. Since January, the PFPC, along with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), have been working with the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic to produce a report of current laws & policies, as well as best practices related to the school food environment. Specifically, the Clinic – working from the great groundwork PPS Food Service has […]

FLPC’s Research on Food Waste Cited in News Story from Fox Illinois

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Fox Illinois aired a news segment titled “Toss or Not: What To Do with Expired Foods.” The segment included data points from Harvard Food Law an Policy Clinic’s 2013 report, The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America. Watch the segment below.

4/26 | Food Matters: Innovative Strategies for an Equitable and Sustainable Food System

Food Matters: Innovative Strategies for an Equitable and Sustainable Food System Tuesday, April 26  | 4:30 – 6:30 PM Barat House, Boston College Law School RSVP by Thursday, April 21 to rappaport@bc.edu Celebrate the end of the semester with delicious food and dialogue with dynamic leaders in the emerging field of food policy. The Rappaport Center for […]

FLPC’s Senior Clinical Fellow Interviewed by The Connecticut Mirror on Recycling Food Waste

An April 11th, 2016 article published by The Connecticut Mirror features commentary from Ona Balkus, Senior Clinical Fellow for the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. The article, “Recycling Food Waste: Slow as Molasses,” explores the challenges of creating a statewide food waste recycling program while the amount of food waste has drastically increased in […]

FLPC Director Cited in Article on Food Waste and the Environment

An April 7th, 2016 article published by the Washington Post features an interview with FLPC director Emily Broad Leib. “Our wasted food is a huge environmental problem – and it’s only getting worse” examines the interrelated issues of food and the environment. Excerpt from article: “‘So much of poverty and famine aren’t about a lack […]

Former FLPC Clinic Student Authors Op-Ed on Summer Meals in Arkansas

Tommy Tobin, a Spring 2015 Student in the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic, recently published an op-ed on the Summer Food Service Program in Arkansas’ leading newspaper. In “Aid for Arkansas’ Hungry Kids,” published by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (registration required), Tommy outlined the problems facing young people and their families over the summer months. Excerpt from the […]