Food Law & Policy

Academy of Food Law and Policy Conference at Harvard Law School

Written by Erika Dunyak, FLPC Clinical Fellow and AFLP Conference attendee. On October 5th, 2018, the Academy of Food Law and Policy (AFLP) held its inaugural conference at Harvard Law School, co-hosted by Harvard Law Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). The conference […]

National Institutes of Health will study “Food is Medicine”

Written by Hanh Nguyen, Whole Person Care Project Assistant.  When the Committee on Appropriations recently passed H.R. 6557, The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act for 2019, they also submitted a report accompanying […]

Should We Just Ban “Best By” Labels on Food?

Originally published by Modern Farmer on October 12, 2018. Written by Dan Nosowitz. Food labels, as we’ve written about before, are awful: they can be misleading, outright lies, not include enough information, or, in the case of one particular label, encourage […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part Three)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 11, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels.  Forty percent […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part Two)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 10, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels.  This past […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part One)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 9, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. Sixty-three million tons of food is wasted in the U.S. every year, a staggering volume that exacerbates multiple issues within the food system. It translates to huge […]

Can Food Do the Same Thing as Medicine?

Originally published by Cape Cod Health News on October 5, 2018. Written by Laurie Higgins. The phrase “food is medicine” has become increasingly popular with doctors and dieticians, but it is also the name of an ambitious new statewide health […]

28 Inspirational People Working to Reduce Food Waste

Originally published by Food Tank in October 2018. Nearly one-third of all food produced for human consumption—approximately 1.3 billion tons—is lost or wasted from farm to fork each year. Food loss and waste tends to be insidious—some is lost on the farm, some […]

New York’s Making It Easier for Makers to Start Selling from Their Home Kitchens

Originally published by Edible Brooklyn on September 27, 2018. Written by Lisa Held. What do the founders of Early Bird Granola, Pilot Kombucha, and Hungry Bird Eats have in common? They started baking oats, fermenting tea and rolling crackers at home before turning their […]

New Frontiers in Homemade Food

Written by Amy Hoover, FLPC summer intern and Cottage Food Laws in America report co-author UPDATE: On September 18th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 626 into law. The new law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2019, opens […]