Food Law & Policy

Request for Proposals: Approaches to Reducing Consumption of Sugar

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In 2018, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from Arnold Ventures, launched an initiative to identify locally-supported policies that will reduce sugar consumption and build capacity for policy change. Now in the project’s third […]

The Global Food Donation Atlas: Overview of Government Grants and Incentives for Food Donation in Five Countries


The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project maps out the laws and policies related to food loss and waste (FLW) in countries around the world. By comparing countries side-by-side and creating a first-of-its-kind interactive resource designed to inspire long-term policy […]

New on the Podcast: Emily Broad Leib and Doug O’Brien Talk International Food Donation, and Chef Pierre Thiam Calls for Fonio on American Tables

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This article was originally published by Food Tank.   Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Emily Broad Leib, the director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, and Doug O’Brien, the vice president for network programs at […]

Welcome Summer Clinic Interns 2020

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The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s Health Law and Food Law and Policy Clinics are pleased to be working with clinic interns for summer 2020. Below is an introduction to some of the interns we are working with […]

EPA Administrator Wheeler Appoints New Members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

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WASHINGTON (June 17, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing the appointment of thirty-three members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations […]

Strengthening Food Donation Operations During the COVID-19 Crisis

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This article was written by Regan Plekenpol, FLPC Intern. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network Release an Issue Brief to Guide Governments Around the Globe. Among the many devastating consequences of the COVID-19 […]

Amid pandemic, new research provides a roadmap to fight hunger and climate change through increased food donation

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This article was originally published by Harvard Law Today on June 10, 2020 HLS’s Food Law and Policy Clinic identifies key barriers and policy actions to reduce food waste   Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released a […]

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 […]

Refed’s COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund Awards $1M To Organizations Rescuing Food And Delivering It To The Most Vulnerable Communities

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This article was originally published by ReFED on June 8, 2020 New York, NY (June 8, 2020) – Today, ReFED – a national nonprofit organization working to advance solutions to reduce food waste – announced that its COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund has granted $1 million to […]

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 […]