Food Law & Policy

New Horizons For The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program In Disasters And Pandemics (D-SNAP & P-SNAP)

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Originally published on April 1, 2020 by Farm Bill Law Enterprise (FBLE). Written by Juston Jaco, FLPC student. While it’s currently a challenge not to keep up with the latest developments on COVID-19, you might not know that states have been tirelessly submitting […]

Waste not, want not

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Originally published on April 1, 2020 by Harvard Law Today. Written by Emily Newburger. HLS Food Law and Policy Clinic steps up its efforts in time of pandemic During a pandemic, a lot of things come to a halt, but […]

Emily Broad Leib talks Food Law and COVID-19

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Originally published by Food Tank.   Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School & Director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law & Policy Clinic, about protecting and promoting better […]

Food waste impacts emerging as coronavirus shifts life from commercial to residential

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Originally published on March 25, 2020 by Waste Dive. Written by E.A. Crunden. Dive Brief: Food waste experts are slowly assessing the short and long-term impacts of the new coronavirus, which remain murky. With the fallout likely stretching into coming […]

Feeding People in their Homes: Opportunities to Bolster Home Food Delivery for Vulnerable Communities

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This post was written by FLPC staff. Across the United States, individuals are being told to implement social distancing protocols to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Cities and states are issuing shelter in place orders to keep individuals […]

The Fight to Keep Farmers’ Markets Open During Coronavirus

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Originally published on March 19, 2020 by Civil Eats. Written by Twilight Greenaway. Alexandra Jones contributed reporting from Philadelphia. At the downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market last Saturday, shoppers showed up in droves, despite the cold, rainy weather. There were no samples, no musicians, […]

As Senate passes coronavirus relief package, farm groups call for support in next round

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Originally published on March 18, 2020 by The Fern. Written by Leah Douglas. The Senate voted on Wednesday to pass an emergency aid package that will, among other provisions, expand funding for nutrition programs as the nation confronts the economic toll of […]

Donating Excess Food During the COVID-19 National Emergency

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  Many universities, venues, and other large institutions are being left with excess food as they close or significantly reduce operations. Donating this food to emergency food assistance institutions can go a long way toward supporting their increased needs at […]

Actions for Congress and USDA to Support Local and Regional Food Systems During COVID-19

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This post was written by Chris Mawhorter and Brianna Johnson-King As social distancing measures close schools and public gatherings nationwide, farmers markets closures reveal a difficult reality for a particularly vulnerable segment of the food system: local and regional farmers […]

Food System Concerns in the Time of COVID-19

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This post was written by FLPC staff.  Overflowing shopping carts and empty shelves at grocery stores, shuttered schools and universities, and millions of hourly workers fearing for their income are just a few of the societal impacts of COVID-19. While […]