Food Law & Policy

FLPC Director Appears on CBS This Morning to Discuss Date Labels

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, joined the hosts of CBS’ morning show This Morning for a segment on food safety and date labels. She discussed consumer confusion around the variety of existing labels and how the proposed legislation to standardize date label language […]

FLPC Director Testifies in Front of House Agriculture Committee

On Wednesday, May 26, 2016, the Director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, Emily Broad Leib, provided testimony at House Agriculture Committee Hearing on Food Waste from Field to Table. Members of the House Agriculture Committee heard from a variety of witnesses from industry, academia and the private sector who shared their efforts and […]

FLPC Welcomes Food Law and Policy Clinic 2016 Summer Interns

The Harvard Food Law and Policy is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the clinic for the summer. Jabari Brown is a rising 3L at University of Oregon School of Law, and a member of the executive committee of the Food Law Student Network. He in interested in urban gardens, food policy, and the promotion […]

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 […]