Food Law & Policy

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 […]

Center for Population Studies and Partners Host Hunger Summit

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This article was originally written by Elizabeth Sweeney and published in University of Mississippi News on December 1, 2020.  Summit helps nonprofits respond to COVID-19 and food insecurity in Mississippi. The University of Mississippi‘s Center for Population Studies has partnered with two regional […]

Blueprint for a National US Food Strategy

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This podcast was originally produced and published by the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center on November 24, 2020.    Interview Summary So let me ask you both, can you help our listeners understand what you mean by the term […]

We all have a part to play in the war against food waste

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This article was written by Esther Ngumbi and was originally published in Al Jazeera on November 11, 2020.  We cannot continue to allow millions to go hungry while tonnes of perfectly good food end up in landfills every year. On […]

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 […]

A U.S. National Food Strategy to Address Long-standing Food System Challenges

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The coronavirus pandemic exposed major long-standing problems in the U.S. food system. Harvard and Vermont Law Schools’ “Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy: An Update to the Blueprint” identifies a framework to create more effective and coordinated policy […]

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’ […]

North American Food Strategy

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Originally published by Farm to Table Talk on October 17, 2020. The North American food system has succeeded in producing an abundance of commodities at relatively low cost, but it is failing in other ways that matter. Showing how law […]

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for change

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Originally by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on October 20, 2020. Three series of talks led by Harvard Law faculty are helping provide clarity on the topics that have driven this difficult year. Here, series organizers share […]