Food Law & Policy

FLPC Welcomes Food Law and Policy Clinic 2018 Summer Interns

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the health clinic for the summer!   Amy Hoover Amy Hoover is a rising 2L at the University of Oregon School of Law. […]

What is the Farm Bill? From Food Stamps to Conservation Efforts, a Look at the Massive Legislation

Originally published on May 14, 2018 by Fox News. Written by Kaitlyn Schallhorn.   House Republicans are gearing up for their next project: the farm bill. From food stamps to conservation issues, the farm bill is a huge piece of […]

2018 Farm Bill Must Prioritize Small Farmers and Food Insecure Communities

Originally published by Food Tank on May 4, 2018. Written by Katherine Walla. As the reauthorization of the Farm Bill approaches, three newly released reports urge Congress to address the long-term needs of small farmers and food insecure communities in the the 2018 […]

Making the Case to Clarify Safety Procedures for Food Donation

Written by Molly Malavey, student in the Spring 2018 Food Law and Policy Clinic. Members of FLPC’s food waste team had the exciting opportunity to attend April 2018’s Conference for Food Protection’s (CFP) Biennial Meeting in Richmond, VA, bringing the […]

10 Reasons You Might Think Food’s Gone Bad When It’s Actually Still Safe to Eat

Published by Insider on April 19, 2018. Written by Maggie Angst. If you have trouble deciphering the difference between food safety and food quality, you’re not the only one. Food waste not only costs American families hundreds of dollars a year, […]

2018 Farm Bill Would Extend Rural Development Grants, Establish Food Waste Liaison

Published by Waste Dive on April 18, 2018. Written by Cody Boteler. Dive Brief: The House Committee on Agriculture recently released H.R. 2, the 2018 Farm Bill, which has the potential to affect organic waste policy in multiple areas.  The bill changes funding […]

Missed Opportunity for Food Waste in 2018 Proposed Farm Bill

On Wednesday, April 18, the House Agriculture Committee approved a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill, a recurring, omnibus piece of legislation that covers issues across our food system, from agricultural subsidies to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Because […]

Grocery Stores Could Be Donating Way More Food

Published on April 12th, 2018 by New Food Economy. Written by Jessica Fu. Grocery stores could be donating way more of the food they don’t sell. What’s stopping them? A patchwork of inconsistent and unclear food safety laws. A new report conducted […]

Don’t Call it Food Waste: Entrepreneurs Turn Surplus Food into Gold

Written by Danielle Beurteaux for Civil Eats. Published on April 12, 2018. The idea began with a bin of discarded avocado pits. Where others would see waste, Drexel University Food Lab graduate students Sheetal Bahirat and Christa Kwaw-Yankson recognized an opportunity. After […]

FLPC Welcomes Visiting Scholar Alana Mann

Dr. Alana Mann is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Media and Communications in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is a key researcher in the Sydney Environment Institute, […]