Food Law & Policy

Reducing Food Waste Through Consumer Education, Part 2

Written by Jabari Brown,  J.D. Candidate 2017 at the University of Oregon School of Law, and Summer 2016 intern in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic Read the first part of “Reducing Food Waste Through Consumer Education” Consumer education that creates awareness around food waste consequences combined with information on recognizing and implementing […]

Reducing Food Waste Through Consumer Education, Part 1

Written by Jabari Brown,  J.D. Candidate 2017 at the University of Oregon School of Law, and Summer 2016 intern in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic As we waste food, we waste money. Overall, our nation wastes a total of 40% of all food produced. The problem of food waste is both a […]

How Dated Food Labels Contribute to Food Waste

‘Best if used by.’ ‘Sell by.’ How can you tell whether your food is still good? Why labels are so confusing and what may help. Written by By Mary H.J. Farrell on July 21, 2016 for Consumer Reports At the May 2016 Food Waste Summit in Washington, D.C., Tom Vilsack, the U.S. secretary of agriculture, told […]

How to Feed 350 Food Waste Experts

Originally published on Sustainable America’s blog and written by Katrina Kazda A rescued-food breakfast at the Save Food for People Conference In late June, nearly 350 entrepreneurs, practitioners, policymakers, and activists from across the country gathered at Harvard Law School for the Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People Conference to further dialogue on reaching a […]

Here’s How Congress Plans To Save Food From The Trash

Originally published on June 28, 2016 by Casey Williams for Huffington Post. In Congress these days, it’s all about that waste.  Legislation introduced Wednesday in the Senate aims to dramatically reduce the amount of food being wasted in the U.S. While it’s not the first bill to tackle the issue, it’s one of the broadest and […]

FLPC Director Quoted in Guardian Story on Food Waste Reduction

A Sunday, June 26, 2016 article from The Guardian asks “Can Walmart’s food labels make a dent in America’s $29bn food waste problem?” The article, written by Twilight Greenaway, looks at Walmart’s efforts to reduce food waste through the use of standardized labels for their private label “Great Value.” All products in the line are required […]

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 […]