Food Law & Policy

Media Coverage of FLPC’s Report on Date Labels and Proposed Legislation for Standardization

On Wednesday, May 18th, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Chellie Pingree introduced companion bills to standardize food date labels across the United States. FLPC just released data from a national survey (conducted with the National Consumers League and Johns Hopkins Center for Livable Future) that illustrates how consumer confusion over date labels impacts the amount of food […]

Senator Blumenthal and Representative Pingree Introduce Companion Bills to Standardize Date Labels

Written by The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic Today, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Chellie Pingree introduced companion bills to standardize food date labels across the United States. We at the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) enthusiastically support these bills. We have been working since the release of our 2013 report, The […]

FLPC Receives News Coverage on New Survey and Report on Date Labels

On May 11, 2016, the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, National Consumers League, and Johns Hopkins University Center for Livable Future released their findings from a national survey on consumer perception of date labels in the report Consumer Perceptions of Date Labels: National Survey. The survey aimed to understand the extent to which consumers are confused about date labels, […]

FLPC Releases Report on Consumer Perceptions of Food Date Labels

Today, at the Food Waste Summit hosted by the National Consumers League (NCL) and Keystone Policy Center, FLPC, NCL, and Johns Hopkins University Center for Livable Future released their findings from a national survey on consumer perception of date labels in the report Consumer Perceptions of Date Labels: National Survey. The survey aimed to understand the extent to […]

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.