Food Law & Policy

Blueprint for a National US Food Strategy

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This podcast was originally produced and published by the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center on November 24, 2020.    Interview Summary So let me ask you both, can you help our listeners understand what you mean by the term […]

We all have a part to play in the war against food waste

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This article was written by Esther Ngumbi and was originally published in Al Jazeera on November 11, 2020.  We cannot continue to allow millions to go hungry while tonnes of perfectly good food end up in landfills every year. On […]

Agricultural Workers and the Pandemic: A Policy-Induced Crisis

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Agricultural workers in the United States are facing the worst of Covid-19. Meat-packing plants and labor-intensive farms have become coronavirus hotspots, with workers at these sites experiencing extraordinarily high rates of infection. On October 21, 2020, the Food Law and […]

A U.S. National Food Strategy to Address Long-standing Food System Challenges

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The coronavirus pandemic exposed major long-standing problems in the U.S. food system. Harvard and Vermont Law Schools’ “Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy: An Update to the Blueprint” identifies a framework to create more effective and coordinated policy […]

Why a National Food Strategy?

The Urgent Call For A U.S. National Food Strategy

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) released The Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy. Because of its enormous impact on the United States’ […]

North American Food Strategy

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Originally published by Farm to Table Talk on October 17, 2020. The North American food system has succeeded in producing an abundance of commodities at relatively low cost, but it is failing in other ways that matter. Showing how law […]

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for change

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Originally by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on October 20, 2020. Three series of talks led by Harvard Law faculty are helping provide clarity on the topics that have driven this difficult year. Here, series organizers share […]

Housing and Food Law During Covid-19

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On September 23, Harvard Law School’s Colloquium series titled, COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations, hosted a discussion on Housing and Food Law, featuring Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor of Law and […]

How COVID-19 Threatens The Safety Net For US Children

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Originally written by Jessica Bylander and published on Health Affairs on October 6, 2020. ABSTRACT School closures appear to slow the spread of the virus, but for many children the health ramifications are far broader. TOPICS CHILDREN’S HEALTH COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS […]

New Initiative to Mainstream Produce Rx Programs Promotes Access to Healthy Food for Lower-Income & At-Risk Groups

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Initial research outlines opportunities to increase access to healthy foods during hunger & Covid-19 crises. Today the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) announced the launch of Mainstreaming Produce Prescription (Rx) Programs, a new […]