Food Law & Policy

FLPC Releases Organic Waste Bans Toolkit

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the Center for EcoTechnology released a new toolkit today on state and local organic waste bans, policies that restrict the amount of food or organic waste that can be […]

Revolutionizing the Food Systems in Israel and U.S.

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Originally published by on July 6, 2019. Written by Sarah Vorsanger. Education is an essential way to make the general public aware of the food they are eating. School children in Israel are learning healthy, fun eating habits from […]

CHLPI Seeks Administrative Assistant

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CHLPI is looking for a part-time (17.5 hours a week with full benefits) administrative assistant to serve as the faculty assistant to two faculty members and report to the faculty and the Administrative Director of the Center for Health Law and […]

Planting the Seeds for Healthy Food Access

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Written June 2019 by Grace Truong, J.D. ’19 for Harvard Law School’s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. I joined the Health Law and Policy Clinic because I wanted to experience firsthand how communities use policies to promote a culture […]

Americans Are Still Eating a Lot of Processed Meats, Study Finds

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Originally published by NBC News on June 21, 2019. Written by Kaitlin Sullivan. Ham, luncheon meat, sausage and bacon have been linked to cancer, obesity and heart disease, but Americans still can’t kick their processed meat habit. Although American adults are eating less […]

Launching the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan

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“Massachusetts was the first state to have universal health care . . . let’s make this state the first state that everyone living with chronic disease . . . will have access to nutritious healthy food . . .” – […]

‘Food Is Medicine’ Report Outlines Menu Of Options

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Originally published by WBUR/CommonHealth on June 18, 2019. Written by Colin A. Young, State House News Service. At a time when consumers are paying more attention to nutrition and the source of their food, the state could do more to integrate […]

This Man Ate ‘Expired’ Food for a Year. Here’s Why Expiration Dates are Practically Meaningless.

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Originally published by The Washington Post on June 17, 2019. Written by Daron Taylor. Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and chief executive Scott Nash did something many of us are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yogurt […]

The Best Way to Tell When Food Goes Bad isn’t By Looking at its Label

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Originally published by Quartz on June 12, 2019. Written by Adam Rasmi. If you’ve ever found yourself in your local grocery store wondering what the difference is between “sell by,” “best by,” “expires by,” or “use by” food labels, you’re […]

A Helpful Move on Food Date Labels

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This blog was originally published by NRDC on June 6, 2019. Written by: Emily Broad Leib and Katie Sandson, Jackie Suggitt at ReFED, and JoAnne Berkenkamp at NRDC. Toss it after the date on the label or keep it for later? That’s the […]