Food Law & Policy

FBLE Submits Recommendations to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

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This blog post was written by Brianna Johnson-King, J.D. ’21, a Fall 2019 clinic student of the Food Law & Policy Clinic. I joined the Food Law & Policy Clinic to pursue my interest in the intersection of agriculture, the […]

Pakistan Court finds Food Waste Violates Fundamental Right to Life

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) was very excited to learn about the recent decision issued by the Lahore High Court of Pakistan in the case Muhammad Ahmad Pansota vs Federation of Pakistan. In this momentous, first-of-its-kind […]

Senators Toomey and Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Food Donation Nationwide

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Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently introduced legislation intended to boost food donations across the United States. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) enthusiastically supports the Food Donation Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 3141), which […]

One Thing Your City Can Do: Reduce Food Waste

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Originally published on December 11, 2019 by The New York Times. Written by Amelia Nierenberg. When we think about food waste, we usually think about individual households. Example: those sad looking carrots at the bottom of the fridge drawer. Your […]

Anti-Food Waste Coalition Aims to Help Economy, Environment and the Hungry

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Originally published by Yahoo Finance on November 13, 2019. In late October, three major U.S. government agencies as well as trade associations for the food manufacturing, grocery and restaurant industries announced their new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. […]

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

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The Food Law Student Leadership Summit convenes law students from around the country who share a passion for creating a transparent, equitable, just, and sustainable food system. Food law and policy is a fast-growing field within the legal profession and society at […]

World Food Day: The Fight Against Food Waste

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Originally published October 16, 2019 by Al Jazeera News. Written by Usaid Siddiqui. From fairs promoting healthy diets to lectures teaching students how to reduce food waste, a wide range of public events is planned for Wednesday in some 150 countries […]

FDA Gearing Up For ‘New Era Of Smarter Food Safety’

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Originally published by Forbes on October 15, 2019. Written by Tommy Tobin. Following the enactment of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (“FSMA”) in 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) embarked on a series of regulatory efforts to increase […]

Our Diets are Killing Us and Doctors aren’t Trained to Help


Originally published by The Hill on October 18, 2019. Written by Emily M. Broad Leib; Stephen Devries, M.D.; and Walter Willet, M.D., Ph.D. What if your doctor failed to talk to you about the most important threat to your health? […]

One by One, They’re Making a Difference

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Originally published by Harvard Gazette on October 18, 2019. Written by Alvin Powell. Sarah Lockridge-Steckel left Harvard College in 2009 and headed to Memphis, Tenn., where she co-founded The Collective, a nonprofit that works with schools, businesses, and community groups […]