Food Law & Policy

FLPC Releases Report Calling for Greater Nutrition Education in the Medical Field

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released a new report today identifying policy approaches to increase nutrition competency of U.S-trained physicians. Doctoring Our Diets: Policy Tools to Include Nutrition in U.S. Medical Training highlights the current [...]

FLPC Welcomes New Team Member Ariel Ardura

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to welcome Ariel Ardura to the team as a Clinical Fellow! Ariel received her JD in 2019 from Georgetown University Law Center, where she gained a range of […]

Table Scraps: Pets Aren’t Garbage Disposals, but They Can Help Combat Food Waste

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Originally published by Phoenix New Times on September 18, 2019. Written by Lauren Cusimano. The idea of feeding animals, domestic or otherwise, our uneaten food is not new. It is, most likely, better understood, that our domestic pets are not […]

Apeel Sciences Has Developed Longer-Lasting Avocados, and They’re Coming to Stores

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Originally published by USA Today on September 18, 2019. Written by Kelly Tyko. Tired of throwing away spoiled produce? Apeel Sciences says it has gotten to the root of the problem and developed a technology that can double or possibly triple the shelf […]

FLPC’s Emily Broad Leib Joins Board of Cohort for Industry-First Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator

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Today, ReFED announced the cohort of ten organizations that will participate in its Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator. Thanks to the generous support of the Walmart Foundation, in partnership with +Acumen and in collaboration with a world-class, 50-member Expert Network, the […]

This New Study Calculates the Amount of Extra Food the World Produces Due to Waste and Overeating

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Originally published by MarketWatch on August 28, 2019. Written by Brett Arends. Fires are burning in the Amazon. Again. New data from Brazil’s space research agency shows the devastation. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) said its satellite data showed [...]

Here’s How We Solve the Planet’s Food Waste Problem

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Published August 21, 2019 by Grist. Written by Maddie Stone. Earlier this month, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report highlighting the enormous environmental impact of agriculture. But the report also pointed to a clear way for us [...]

FLPC Welcomes New Team Member Emma Scott

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) welcomes Emma Scott to the team as a Clinical Instructor! Emma joined the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic in August 2019 as a Clinical Instructor. Her work currently […]

Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey

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Originally published by The New York Times on August 13, 2019. Written by Amelia Nierenberg. With just a little white chocolate and some sprinkles, Heather Russinko can make a wedding gown in under seven minutes. Give her five minutes more, and [...]

Representatives Pingree and Newhouse Introduce Legislation to Standardize Food Date Labels

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Last week, Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Food Date Labeling Act of 2019 (H.R. 3981), federal legislation to standardize date labels on food products. The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) enthusiastically supports this […]