Food Law & Policy

FLPC Receives 2017 Environmental Merit Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency – New England

The EPA’s Environmental Merit Award Program honors teachers, citizen activists, business leaders, scientists, public officials and others who have made outstanding contributions on behalf of the region’s public health and natural environment. On Wednesday, May 3, EPA New England presented […]

How to Combat Both Wasted Food and Wasted Opportunities in the next Farm Bill

Originally published on HuffPost on May 5, 2017. Written by Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic Ready your tractors and plows—the farm bill is upon us. This omnibus package of legislation, reauthorized […]

FLPC, ReFED, and FPA Release New Report Calling on Congress to Prioritize Food Waste Reduction in the 2018 Farm Bill

Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from ReFED and Food Policy Action, released Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2018 Farm Bill, a report detailing how Congress can take action to reduce […]

FLPC and ReFED Launch the U.S. Food Waste Policy Finder

Today, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, in partnership with ReFED, a multi-stakeholder non-profit committed to reducing U.S food waste, released a new tool that will aid advocates, policymakers, investors, businesses, and nonprofits in improving the food waste […]

On the Ground, In the Ground in North Carolina

Written by Kait Beach, current student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic.  Tilth. I had trouble even wrapping my tongue around the word at first, but the meaning was clear enough to see. We travelled to Durham, North Carolina […]

Food Waste Reduction Workshop in Toronto, Canada

Written by Dominique Trudelle, current student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic.   As a Continuing Clinical student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic this semester, I spent two days at the North American Workshop on Food Waste Reduction […]

Skill Building in the Food Law and Policy Clinic

Written  by Tyler Mordecai, current student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. I took the Food Law and Policy (FLPC) seminar last year, and I enjoyed the material so much that I decided to enroll in the Clinic this […]

Assisting Personal Responsibility: Using Nudges to Reduce Sugar Consumption

The United States is experiencing as an epidemic of diet-related diseases, driven at least in part by Americans’ over-consumption of sugar, especially through Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs). Reducing our intake of sugar will take more than just encouraging “personal responsibility,” […]

Round-up of Media Coverage for FLPC’s Blueprint for a National Food Strategy

On March 13, 2017, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School released the Blueprint for a National Food Strategy. The report marks the culmination of an 18-month […]

Reflecting on my work with the Food Law and Policy Clinic

Originally published by Harvard Law School’s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs on March 24, 2017. Written by Drake Carden, J.D. ’17 I have always taken an interest in food and how our food system operates, but had not done […]