Food Law & Policy

COVID and the law: What have we learned?

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Originally written by Brett Milano and published on Harvard Law Today on March 17th, 2020 A discussion series hosted by Martha Minow and Emily Broad Leib examined the pandemic’s impact across many areas The effect of COVID-19 on the law […]

Webinar Review: “Exploring the Role of Liability Protection in Facilitating Increased Food Donation”

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This post was written by Regina Paparo with support from Ata Nalbantoglu and Kerensa Gimre, FLPC clinical students. Highlights Providing comprehensive liability protection to food donors and food recovery organizations has the potential to support greater food donation Raising awareness […]

The shape of discrimination

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Originally written by Rachel Reed and posted on Harvard Law Today on March 10, 2021 Daniel Aaron ’20 thinks high obesity rates among people of color may be another legacy of ongoing racism in America Last year, as millions of […]

USDA examining future of food boxes

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The article was originally written by Steve Davies and published in Agri-Pulse on March 3, 2021.  The Department of Agriculture is reviewing whether and how to continue the Farmers to Families Food Box program, as the effort begins to wind […]

Webinar Review: “Exploring Global Policy Solutions to Increase Food Donation and Support Food Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”

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This post was written by FLPC Research Assistant, Regan Plekenpol. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), in partnership with The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), hosted the first-ever virtual convening to discuss policy strategies for strengthening food […]

USDA’s New Guideline for Donating Meat and Poultry: A Positive Step Towards Reducing Food Waste

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Written by, Nicholas Hanel and Ata Nalbantoglu, FLPC clinical students In a recent push to promote the donation of food to prevent safe, edible food from going to waste, in December 2020 the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published […]

New Research Aims to Combat Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change in Colombia and Peru

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New research focuses on the legal landscape in Colombia and Peru and provides tailored policy recommendations for strengthening food donation operations during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in response to food waste, hunger and climate change. The Global Food Donation […]

FLPC Partner the Delta Directions Consortium Releases Summary of Collaborative Pathways

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Since its founding, the Food Law & Policy Clinic has been a member of the Delta Directions Consortium (DDC), an interdisciplinary network of individuals, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and foundations that work together to create positive social change in the […]

New Analysis Finds USDA Program Can Support Farmer Viability and Alleviate Food Insecurity Both During and Beyond COVID-19 Crisis

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Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released recommendations to strengthen USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Rates of food insecurity and threats to farmers’ livelihoods have increased sharply since the COVID-19 pandemic began. […]

FLPC Releases An Evaluation of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

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In April 2020, the USDA announced it would use funds and authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as other existing USDA funding to launch a […]