Food Law & Policy

Black Lives Matter

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CHLPI Statement on Racial Justice From the Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Health Law and Policy Clinic of Harvard Law School Black Lives Matter. Like people of conscience around the world, we at the Center for Health Law […]

How Growers Can Repair Broken Customer Relationships

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This article was written by Carol Miller, and was originally published by Growing Produce on June 3, 2020 While everyone knows how the coronavirus pandemic affected foodservice growers, not as many realize what happened to some retail growers. Some growers with grocery store customers […]

Upcycled Food Is Officially Defined, With a Goal of Paving the Way for Industry Food-Waste Reduction

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This article was written by Jared Kaufman, and was originally published by Food Tank. Upcycled food is now an officially defined term, which advocates say will encourage broader consumer and industry support for products that help reduce food waste. Upcycling—transforming […]

Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20: A physician-researcher with a curious mind turns to the practice of law

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This article was written by Audrey Kunycky,, and was originally published by Harvard Law Today on May 24, 2020. For Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20, “one of the best things about HLS is that everybody here is so interested, motivated, and passionate. […]

Forget expiration dates. Spoilage sensors could tell us when food actually goes bad

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This article was written by Manny I. Fox Morone, and was originally published by C&EN on May 17, 2020. These tools might one day help shoppers avoid throwing out millions of tons of food because of confusing expiration dates Use by.” […]

Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic Releases 8 Policy Solutions to Improve Food System During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Congress can address food access, public health, and the economy with these food laws and policies recommended for the next congressional stimulus package. Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released policy recommendations to address major […]

How ‘Upcycled’ Ingredients Can Help Reduce The $940 Billion Global Food Waste Problem

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This article was written by Robin D. Schatz, and was originally published by Forbes on May 19, 2020. Jam made with bacon scraps; fish jerky that turns unwanted fish into something delicious; granola bars and snack puffs crafted from spent […]

The Upcycled Foods Definition Task Force and FLPC Release New Definition of “Upcycled Foods”

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This blog post was written by Food Law and Policy Clinic student Allison Kolberg. Today, the Upcycled Foods Definition Task Force and task force member Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic have published the first comprehensive definition of […]

How Etsy Became America’s Unlikeliest Breadbasket

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This article was written by Christopher Mims, and was originally published by The Wall Street Journal on May 16, 2020. Homebound consumers are flocking to the site for scones, biscuits, breads, muffins, doughnuts and…alkaline tahini spelt cookies. Homebound chefs are […]

The coronavirus broke the food supply chain. Here’s how to fix it.

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This article was written by Sierra Garcia and Emily Pontecorvo, and was originally published by Grist on May 14, 2020.  On a recent Wednesday morning, Sean Daniels pulled a large van up to the parking lot of a community center […]