Food Law & Policy

Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan Planning Council Serves Up Official Launch to Expand Nutrition Interventions for Vulnerable Populations Across the Commonwealth

On October 30th, the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan Planning Council kicked off the official launch of its work to help reduce the cost of care, expand access to nutrition, and improve health among vulnerable populations by advancing the […]

The State of Food Innovation: Food Waste and Recovery in Boston

Originally written and published by BranchFood. Maybe mom was right: we should be finishing more of our plates. The statistics on how much food Americans waste are staggering: Collectively, we waste around 40 percent of our food supply; On average, every American […]

Informed Imbibing: Closing the Regulatory Gap in Nutrition and Ingredient Information Labeling for Alcoholic Beverages

Written by Tammuz Huberman, student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic, Fall 2017 Let’s say you’re a health-conscious consumer at the grocery store deciding on a beverage to purchase. Maybe you glance at the familiar “Nutrition Fact” panels on food […]

New Toolkit to Empower Local Food Advocates

Written by Eva Perroni for Food Tank, November 2017. The second edition of Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities, a toolkit for advocates working at the local level, was released by the Harvard Law School […]

Plant Lovers’ Almanac: Insights on Food Policy from Statewide Summit

Published on November 16, 2017  by the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com. Written by Heather Neikirk. Recently I had the opportunity to connect, collaborate and communicate with other stakeholders at the annual Ohio Food Policy Summit, hosted by the Ohio Food Policy […]

The Intersection of Food, Health, and Science at the 5th Food is Medicine Symposium

Written by Tammuz Huberman, Fall 2017 student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. At Harvard Law School’s 5th Annual Food Is Medicine Symposium, one woman was especially prepared for the occasion: she wore scrubs adorned with fruits and vegetables […]

FLPC Releases the Updated Food Law and Policy Career Guide

Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) releases the fourth edition of the Food Law and Policy Career Guide, updated for 2017. Created with Harvard Food Law Society and the Food Law Student Network, the career […]

What Dates Are Best to Determine Food Safety?

Published by Herald-Mail Media on October 23, 2017. Written by Jeff Semler, an Extension educator specializing in agriculture and natural resources for the University of Maryland Extension. Food waste is a bigger problem than production shortfalls at a time when […]

FLPC Releases Food Recovery in the District of Columbia: A Legal Guide

Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) releases Food Recovery in the District of Columbia: A Legal Guide. This guide addresses common legal questions that businesses, schools, and nonprofits often have about food donation in the […]

FLPC Releases “Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities” Toolkit

The Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, partnering with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, has released an update to the toolkit Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities. […]