Food Law & Policy

FLPC Submits Public Comments on Biden’s Executive Order to Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) submitted two public comments responding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) notice of request for public comment on climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices and systems. The USDA request was […]

Biden administration winds down Trump’s pandemic food box program

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Originally written by Katie Lobosco and published on CNN on May 12, 2021. As the country slowly climbs out of the pandemic, the Biden administration is ending a program that delivered nearly 167 million boxes of fresh food to families […]

FLPC Releases Report Identifying Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste Through the Next Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Legislation

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), in partnership with ReFED and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), released a report today identifying policy recommendations to decrease food waste through the next Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill. […]

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill Can Help Curb Food Waste

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Report by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Natural Resources Defense Council, and ReFED shares 14 recommendations for Congress Congress has its eyes on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) process this year, and a new report highlights […]

The $400 Billion Food Problem Not Enough Of Us Are Talking About

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This article was originally written by Meghan Rabbit and published by Delish on April 22, 2021. How we got to that sad statistic, plus the small steps you can take that’ll actually make a difference. Professor Emily Broad Leib reads […]

From Cottage Foods to Home Cooks: Recent Legislative Trends for Kitchen Micropreneurs

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By: Brianna Johnson-King and Vrushab Gowda, FLPC students Selling homemade food – from baked goods to complete meals – provides an opportunity for millions of people in America to support their families and share their culture with others. Currently, forty-nine […]

Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic Calls on USDA to Reform Office Focused on Civil Rights

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) history of discrimination and inefficacy in addressing civil rights complaints is well-documented, yet little has been done to significantly reform agency operations that enable harmful practices to persist. With the Biden Administration’s renewed attention […]

Making Hunger a Priority in America

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To learn more about the event, please visit https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/events/making-hunger-priority-america Hunger is on the rise in America. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, food insecurity in the United States has doubled and now affects nearly 1 in 4 households. In response to this […]

Biden to cancel Trump’s pandemic food aid after high costs, delivery problems

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Originally written by Christopher Walljasper and posted on Reuters on April 14, 2021. CHICAGO (Reuters) -Yogurt was everywhere as volunteers opened boxes of fruit, frozen meat and dairy products that had shifted and spilled in transit to a food bank […]

Food waste action plan calls for organics diversion infrastructure, compost market expansion

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Originally written by Maria Rachal and published on Waste Dive on April 8, 2021. Dive Brief: An action plan to curb food loss and waste in the U.S. — pitched to Congress and the Biden administration this week by four organizations and supported by a […]