CHLPI Blog

A Helpful Move on Food Date Labels

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This blog was originally published by NRDC on June 6, 2019. Written by: Emily Broad Leib and Katie Sandson, Jackie Suggitt at ReFED, and JoAnne Berkenkamp at NRDC. Toss it after the date on the label or keep it for later? That’s the […]

FLPC Releases Issue Brief Calling for Federal Legislation to Standardize Date Labels

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released an issue brief today that outlines the need for federal legislation to standardize date labels on food products. Date Labels: The Case for Federal Action describes existing government and […]

CHLPI and ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment to Hundreds of Vermont Prisoners

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After years of advocating for Vermont prisoners to have access to life-saving medication for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), the ACLU of Vermont and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, with cooperating counsel James Valente, […]

FLPC Welcomes Food Law and Policy Clinic 2019 Summer Interns

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the health clinic for the summer! Jana Caracciolo Jana is a rising 2L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She […]

The Green New Deal and the Future of Farming

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Written by Ashley Maiolatesi, student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Originally published on The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s blog. On April 18th , Harvard Law School hosted a panel entitled “The Green New Deal and the Future […]

Consulting in the Law

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Written by FLPC clinical student Julia Nitsche for the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs of Harvard Law School. Over the course of my three semesters with the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), I have worked on numerous projects, […]

9th Circuit Reviews 2017 Decision on Sugar Warning Labels

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Written by Ashley Maiolatesi, Spring 2019 Food Law and Policy Clinical student. Over the past decade, the soda industry has faced waves of opposition from the public health sphere. For example, cities around the country have passed soda taxes, California […]

New Research Highlights the Promise of Food is Medicine

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Food insecurity and malnutrition are major drivers for poor health outcomes, population disparities and soaring health care spending. Roughly one out of every ten households in Massachusetts struggle with food insecurity, causing the state a staggering $1.9 billion in avoidable […]

My Experience at the 2019 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

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Written by Oliver Brown, former FLPC clinical student and president of the Harvard Food Law Society. This April, I attended the Food Law Student Leadership Summit (FLSLS) in hopes of broadening my knowledge of emerging legal issues in food law. […]

New Federal Interagency Strategy Provides Opportunity to Advance Food Waste Reduction Efforts

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On Tuesday, April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an exciting new interagency strategy to reduce food waste. As FLPC wrote in an earlier […]