Food Law & Policy

Welcome to Clinical Fellow Joseph Beckmann

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The Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome new clinical fellow Joseph Beckmann. Joseph Beckman jbeckmann@law.harvard.edu 617-998-0224 Joseph Beckmann joined the Food Law and Policy Clinic in August 2020 as a Clinical Fellow. He received a B.A. in [...]

Fixing the Covid Food Disaster Can Slash Climate Emissions

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This article was originally written by Sarah McBride and published in Bloomberg Quint on August 13, 2020.  By the end of April, Olivier Griss knew he had a problem. Coke Farm, the San Juan Bautista, Calif. business his stepfather started [...]

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Report Includes Major Agriculture Policy and Food Waste Reduction Recommendations, Including Several Submitted by FLPC and FBLE

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This blog post was written by Ali Schklair and MJ McDonald, FLPC summer interns. In June 2020, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (Select Committee) released Solving the Climate Crisis, a comprehensive set of recommendations to confront climate [...]

COVID-19 Food-Related Policy Tracking: Highlighting State Approaches

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This blog post was written by Bridgette Slater with contributions by Ali Schklair, Amanda Dell, Emily Yslas, MJ McDonald, and Regan Plekenpol. All are FLPC summer interns. In early June, FLPC launched the State Policies for Feeding Vulnerable Populations Tool, [...]

Maximizing Food Security For Unauthorized Immigrants During COVID-19

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This article was originally written by David Velasquez, Jordan Kondo, Sarah Downer, and Emily Broad Leib and published by Health Affairs on July 28, 2020.   Many immigration advocates are calling for the release of detainees under US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [...]

COVID-19 highlights systemic flaws in H-2A visa program

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This article was written by Amanda Dell, RDN, FLPC Intern. While many Americans hunker down in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of farmworkers lace up their boots and head out into the fields to harvest ripening crops. This essential [...]

Efforts on all levels needed to reduce $161B in US food waste, says Amanda Little

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This article was originally written by Amanda Little, Bloomberg News, and published by The Press of Atlantic City on July 23, 2020. “Dump potatoes in the rivers. … Slaughter the pigs and bury them, and let the putrescence drip down [...]

Episode 68: Exploring Hunger, Waste & Covid’s Impact on the Food Chain

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This article was originally written by Liz Bothwell and published by Waste 360 on July 20, 2020. NothingWasted! Podcast · Exploring Hunger, Waste & Covid’s Impact on the Food Chain In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, we chat with Emily Broad Leib, Clinical [...]

Pandemic, Growing Need Strain U.S. Food Bank Operations

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This article was originally written by Jennifer Smith and published by The Wall Street Journal on July 16, 2020. Food charities are coping with shortages of some consumer goods, a crush of donations of others and soaring demand as they [...]

Expanding SNAP Options: A Bill to Make SNAP Purchasing More Accessible During a Difficult Time

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This article was written by Ali (Alexandra) Schklair, FLPC Intern. On July 2nd Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Expanding SNAP Options Act (S.4202). The proposed legislation addresses flaws in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental [...]