Food Law & Policy

FLPC Director Joins New York Times’ “Room for Debate” on Food Waste

FLPC’s Director and Founder Emily Broad Leib joins other food waste reduction leaders for New York Times’ most recent edition of its opinion column, Room for Debate. The Wednesday, September 21, 2016 edition is focused on “Keeping Food on the Plate, and Out of Landfills.” Emily’s contribution to the discussion examines federal and state laws regarding food […]

FLPC Director Interviewed by Change.org on Priorities in Food Policy and Laws

FLPC’s Founder and Director Emily Broad Leib was interviewed by Pulin Modi for change.org’s blog about the Clinic’s work, and the role the public can play in reducing food waste and affecting policy and legislation around food waste. Excerpt from the interview: “…consumers can make a huge difference in the market by virtue of their […]

FLPC’s Emily Broad Leib to Deliver 9th Annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Distinguished Lecture in Law

FLPC’s Director Emily Broad Leib has been selected to deliver the 9th Annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Distinguished Lecture in Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. On February 20, 2017, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, she will speak about Food Justice as Social Justice. Reception: 5:30 PM, The Pit Lecture: 6:00–7:00 PM, Price & Turpen Courtroom The reception […]

FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib Recognized as Top Innovative Woman in Food and Drink

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic congratulate Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, for receiving the top spot on 2016’s list of Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. The list, released by Fortune and Food & Wine, […]

Harvard Law School to Launch Pilot Food Donation Program with Food For Free in Effort to Reduce Food Waste and Enhance Food Recovery

We are thrilled to announce that Harvard Law School will join the growing list of colleges and universities in Massachusetts and around the nation that donate excess foods to those in need, thanks to a new partnership with Cambridge-based Food For Free, a leading food recovery organization committed to rescuing food that might otherwise go […]

Feednavigator.com Writes about FLPC Report, Leftovers for Livestock

An August 26, 2016 article by Aerin Einstein-Curtis for Feed Navigator looks at the newest report released by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Food Recovery Project at University of Arkansas  School of Law. The article on the report includes quotes from the report’s co-author Nicole Civita from the University of Arkansas. Read Leftovers […]

Smarter Strategies To Reduce School Food Waste

Written by Juliana Cohen, Assistant Professor, Merrimack College; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic. Originally published by The Huffington Post on August 15, 2016.   The start of the school year is around the corner, and over 30 million children will […]

The Food Is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit: Using Advocacy to Expand Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Services in Public and Private Healthcare Systems

Webinar – The Food Is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit: Using Advocacy to Expand Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Services in Public and Private Healthcare Systems Time and Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2:00-3:30 pm EST Presenters:  Sarah Downer, Clinical Instructor, The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School Karen Pearl, President & CEO, God’s […]

CHLPI and FLPC Welcome New Team Members, Caitlin McCormick-Brault and Lee Miller

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) are happy to welcome new team members. Cailtin McCormick-Brault joins CHLPI as Associate Director and Clinical Instructor, and Lee Miller joins FLPC as a Clinic Fellow. Read more about the new staff below.   Caitlin McCormick-Brault is […]

FLPC Director Quoted in Nova Article on Food Date Labels

An August 10, 2016 article from PBS’ Nova Next examines commonly misunderstood food date labels. “Why Food Date Labels Don’t Mean What You Think,” by Kelsey Houston-Edwards, looks at common misconceptions held by consumers about labels such as “best by” and “expires on” and proposed legislation to standardize labels.   Excerpt from article: “But there’s rarely reason […]