Food Law & Policy

California Governor Signs Second Food Waste Bill in One Week, Aiming to Reduce Consumer Confusion over Date Labels

This past weekend California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 954, a bill encouraging food manufacturers, processors, and retailers responsible for the labeling of food products to use standard phrases to communicate quality and safety dates. The Harvard Law School Food […]

UN Calls for Action to Increase Global Food Security

Written by Natalia Szeremeta, Food Law and Policy Clinic intern and Boston University student. 38 million –  that’s how many additional people are suffering from hunger since 2016. Recently, the United Nations (UN) released a report entitled The State of […]

Governor Brown Signs California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (AB 1219), introduced by Assembly Member Susan Eggman (D-Stockton), which expands the state’s liability protections for food donations. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) has […]

Land Grants and Higher Education

Written by Andrew Norkiewicz, Summer 2017 intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. When it comes to building a more food-secure future, we could probably all use some more education. Luckily, House of Representative member David Scott (D-GA) proposed a […]

FLPC Director Quoted in Washington Lawyer

FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib was quoted in October 2017 issue of Washington Lawyer. The magazine article, written by Anna Stolley Persky, looks at the surge in law schools with offerings in food law and policy around the country. Excerpts From […]

Consumer Goods Forum Announces Global Initiative to Standardize Date Labels

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is thrilled that the Consumer Goods Forum, a network of 400 of the largest food and consumer goods companies worldwide, has adopted a new Call to Action asking food retailers and […]

CA Bills Aim to Relieve Doubt and Keep Good Food from Trash

Originally published on NRDC’s blog on September 25, 2017. Written by Andrea Spacht, Sustainable Food Systems Specialist, Food & Agriculture program at Natural Resources Defense Council.  Once again, California is leading the charge on sustainability solutions. Sitting on the Governor’s desk are […]

Big Data, Big Questions: The 2018 Farm Bill and the Landscape of Data Privacy, Security, and Ownership

Written by Eliza Pan, Summer 2017 intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic.   While “farming” may still evoke pastoral images for many Americans, modern agriculture has become increasingly data-driven in the last decade. Since Monsanto’s approximately $1-billion acquisition […]

FLPC Welcomes Visiting Scholar Paula Fernandez-Wulff

Paula Fernandez-Wulff is a Visiting Researcher in the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), invited by FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib and with the generous support of a Fulbright-Schuman fellowship. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute for […]

CA State Legislature Sets its Sight on Reducing Food Waste

Last week, the California state legislature passed two bills aimed at reducing food waste and increasing food recovery. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) has been working closely with advocates in California since the inception of […]