CHLPI Blog

FLPC and Partner Launch the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas Website and Research Comparing Food Donation Policies Across 5 Countries

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to announce the launch of our first-of-its-kind interactive resource that uses groundbreaking research to inspire long-term solutions to food waste, hunger, and climate change: the Global Food Donation [...]

COVID-19 Food-Related Policy Tracking

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The current pandemic has shone light on many of the vulnerabilities of the food system and exacerbated hardship for marginalized populations. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is responding to the crisis through a range of [...]

Black Lives Matter

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CHLPI Statement on Racial Justice From the Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Health Law and Policy Clinic of Harvard Law School Black Lives Matter. Like people of conscience around the world, we at the Center for Health Law [...]

Upcycled Food Is Officially Defined, With a Goal of Paving the Way for Industry Food-Waste Reduction

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This article was written by Jared Kaufman, and was originally published by Food Tank. Upcycled food is now an officially defined term, which advocates say will encourage broader consumer and industry support for products that help reduce food waste. Upcycling—transforming [...]

COVID-19 While Colored—Police Departments Have a New Profiling Tool Health Departments Provide Police with Addresses of Those Who Test Positive for COVID-19

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This article was written by S. E. WILLIAMS, originally published by Black Voice News on May 22, 2020. Even as Black and Brown communities continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, officials appear to be working at cross purposes to [...]

Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20: A physician-researcher with a curious mind turns to the practice of law

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This article was written by Audrey Kunycky,, and was originally published by Harvard Law Today on May 24, 2020. For Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20, “one of the best things about HLS is that everybody here is so interested, motivated, and passionate. [...]

Forget expiration dates. Spoilage sensors could tell us when food actually goes bad

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This article was written by Manny I. Fox Morone, and was originally published by C&EN on May 17, 2020. These tools might one day help shoppers avoid throwing out millions of tons of food because of confusing expiration dates Use by.” [...]

Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic Releases 8 Policy Solutions to Improve Food System During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Congress can address food access, public health, and the economy with these food laws and policies recommended for the next congressional stimulus package. Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released policy recommendations to address major [...]

How ‘Upcycled’ Ingredients Can Help Reduce The $940 Billion Global Food Waste Problem

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This article was written by Robin D. Schatz, and was originally published by Forbes on May 19, 2020. Jam made with bacon scraps; fish jerky that turns unwanted fish into something delicious; granola bars and snack puffs crafted from spent [...]

The Upcycled Foods Definition Task Force and FLPC Release New Definition of “Upcycled Foods”

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This blog post was written by Food Law and Policy Clinic student Allison Kolberg. Today, the Upcycled Foods Definition Task Force and task force member Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic have published the first comprehensive definition of [...]