Food Law & Policy

FLPC Storms Capitol Hill to Advocate for Solutions to Food Waste

Written by Victoria Shoots & Talia Ralph, Summer 2017 interns in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. During our final week as FLPC interns, we headed to the nation’s Capitol to join with celebrity chefs, Food Policy Action, ReFED, the […]

FLPC Welcomes New Team Member Nicole Negowetti

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is happy to welcome Nicole Negowetti, who joins as a Clinical Instructor. Prior to joining FLPC, Nicole was Policy Director of the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a […]

Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Chellie Pingree Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Curb Food Waste

On Monday, July 31, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Food Recovery Act of 2017, a comprehensive bill aiming to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, schools and institutions, on farms, and in American […]

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

Originally published by Climate Central on July 25, 2017. Written by Bobby Magill.   A new law in New Jersey aims to shrink the state’s climate footprint and feed the hungry by drastically reducing the amount of wasted food that ends up […]

Massachusetts Food Waste Reduction Policy Priorities: A Legislative Briefing

Written by Ariel Ardura, Summer 2017 intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. People care deeply about food waste reduction, a fact that was clearly evident at the Massachusetts Statehouse this past Wednesday. State Congressmen and Congresswomen, staffers, and […]

It’s Time For Congress To Join The Fight Against Food Waste

Originally published on on July 26, 2017. Written by Emily Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. […]

Fueling Our Work to Reduce Food Waste: A Workshop in Maryland

Written by Talia Ralph, Summer 2017 intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Once you start working on food waste issues, you start to see it everywhere—from your bleary-eyed 7 a.m. breakfast at your hotel’s buffet to the conference […]

What ‘Sell By,’ ‘Best Before’ And ‘Use By’ Dates Really Mean

Emily Broad Leib, director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, recently spoke with contributor Eustacia Huen about expiration labels and the confusion surrounding them. The full article, What ‘Sell By,’ ‘Best Before’ And ‘Use By’ Dates Really Mean, […]

Bringing Healing Meals to the Chronically Ill in California

Originally published by Bay Area Bites on June 21, 2017. Written by Jodi Helmer.   California nonprofits are advocating for a medically tailored meal pilot program for low-income residents. “Food is medicine” has become a common refrain. Now a coalition […]

CA Governor Signs Food is Medicine Pilot into Law

Thousands of Californians who struggle with serious illness will soon find it easier to eat healthy meals that are just right for the nutrition challenges unique to their diseases. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed California SB 97 into law, funding […]