Food Law & Policy

FLPC releases short film on expiration dates and food waste

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), in partnership with Racing Horse Productions, today released the short film EXPIRED? Food Waste in America in the Los Angeles Times. EXPIRED explores how misleading date labels on food products contribute to food waste in America. Every year, 40% of the food produced in the United States […]

2/8 | Campesinas’ Reflections

Monday, February 8 | 12:00PM -1:00PM |Wasserstein Hall, WCC B015 Campesinas’ Reflections is a talk by female farmworkers and members of the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas.  The campesinas scheduled to speak are Dolores Bustamante, Hormis Bedolla, and Beatriz Gatica. They will speak about: The people who labor to produce our food are essential to our daily lives yet rarely even considered; […]

Food Sovereignty in Navajo Nation

By Jevhon Rivers, JD ’17, Harvard Law School I spent two weeks in the Navajo Nation as a Continuing Clinical student for the Food Law and Policy Clinic. I had been working on food sovereignty research for a partner in the area during the Fall, but could not comprehend the true depth of the challenges […]

Seventh Annual Medicaid Innovations Forum will Include CHLPI and Community Servings

On  Thursday, January 28, 2016, Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI), Community Servings, and Massachusetts General Hospital will come together in Florida for The Seventh Annual Medicaid Innovations Forum to examine how the provision of medically appropriate foods play a critical role in outcome-driven, cost effective healthcare models. The panel will be […]

FLPC Director Quoted in POLITICO “Morning Agriculture” Briefing

The January 25, 2016 issue of POLITICO’s Morning Agriculture feature, a daily briefing on agriculture and food policy, included a quote from Emily Broad Leib, director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), on food waste initiatives that are garnering attention from the business community. Emily Broad Leib says “we often see sustainability and […]

3/9 | ClinicTalk with the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 12:00-1:00PM Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Room TBD Come join Harvard Law School’s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs for lunch and to learn about working at the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. More details to come.

3/25-26 | Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights, and Ecology

March 25th and 26th, 2016 Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA A collaboration of the Harvard Food Law Society and Food Literacy Project REGISTER NOW (Early bird rates through February 25th.) This year’s Just Food? conference will examine the relationship between people and land, primarily through agriculture and food. Conference events will explore the legal, moral, policy, health, […]

2/11 | Tricks and Gimmicks in Food Labeling

  Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Lunch will be served) Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC 3016 The Food and Drug Administration does not know what is in our food. Wait, what? Learn the story of how a loophole in the oversight of food additives has overtaken the law with Laura MacCleery and bring […]

FLPC Director Speaks about Food Labels on 99% Invisible Podcast

Emily Broad Leib, director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, can be heard on the January 12, 2016 episode of the radio show, 99% Invisible. The episode, titled “Best Enjoyed By,” examines the related issues of expiration labels for food products and the increase of food waste nationally, and the history of food […]

FLPC releases Child Nutrition Reauthorization Policy Brief, urges Congress to continue progress towards making nutritious, healthy, and delicious school meals available to all children

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (CNR) is the centerpiece of federal child nutrition policy. Following a fall legislative session in which progress on the CNR repeatedly stalled, Senate Agriculture Committee leaders promise that it will be a top priority as Congress returns this week. The CNR takes place every five years and establishes […]