CHLPI Blog

Congress’s New Stimulus: What’s in – and What’s out – for the Food System?

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In May 2020, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) published a report on what we hoped to see in the next COVID-19 relief package to support the food system and consumers. COVID-19 has had a devastating […]

Sugar Reduction Policy Virtual Webinar Series: Webinar One

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FLPC recently hosted the first webinar in a series of online events to discuss the most equitable and effective policy options for reducing the consumption of foods and beverages high in added sugar. These events are part of the “Approaches […]

Agricultural Workers and the Pandemic: A Policy-Induced Crisis

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Agricultural workers in the United States are facing the worst of Covid-19. Meat-packing plants and labor-intensive farms have become coronavirus hotspots, with workers at these sites experiencing extraordinarily high rates of infection. On October 21, 2020, the Food Law and […]

Why a National Food Strategy?

The Urgent Call For A U.S. National Food Strategy

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) released The Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy. Because of its enormous impact on the United States’ […]

Housing and Food Law During Covid-19

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On September 23, Harvard Law School’s Colloquium series titled, COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations, hosted a discussion on Housing and Food Law, featuring Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor of Law and […]

FLPC Releases Two Issue Briefs Proposing State and Local Policies to Increase Physicians’ Nutrition Education in Massachusetts and New York

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released two issue briefs today identifying state and local policy approaches to increasing the nutrition competency of Massachusetts and New York-trained physicians. These issue briefs, Nutrition Education for Physicians and […]

The Federal Government is Failing Communities Suffering From Food Insecurity

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This article was originally published in The Appeal on September 22, 2020, and was written by Ona Balkus, Food Policy Director at the DC Office of Planning and former FLPC Clinical Fellow.  Food insecurity is not an acute emergency, but […]

Health Law and COVID-19

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On September 16, Harvard Law School’s Colloquium series titled, COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations, hosted a discussion on Health Law and COVID-19, featuring Robert Greenwald, Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty […]

CAFS Alumni Spotlight: Esther Akwii LLM’20 Heads To Harvard

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This article was originally written and published by Vermont Law School on September 16, 2020. Originally hailing from Uganda, Esther Akwii LLM’20 worked with smallholder farmers and held a position at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, […]

The law is ‘tested and illuminated during this pandemic’

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Originally written by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on September 16, 2020. A colloquium on governmental powers during a pandemic kicks off an ambitious virtual series on COVID-19 and the Law One of the most fundamental questions […]