Food Law & Policy

Farm Bill Passes House And Senate

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Originally published by FBLE on December 12, 2018. The 2018 Farm Bill just passed the House (368-47), after passing the Senate yesterday (87-13). The Bill now goes to the President’s desk. Here is the 10,000 foot view of the 2018 […]

Congress’s Conference Report Solidifies Farm Bill Support for Major Food Waste Reduction Measures

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40 percent of food in the U.S. goes to waste each year, costing billions of dollars, preventing wholesome food from getting to people in need, and causing tremendous ecological harm. The 2018 Farm Bill represents a crucial opportunity to address […]

Apply Today for the 2019 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

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The 2019 Food Law Student Leadership Summit is now accepting applications. The 2019 Summit will be held April 5-7th in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown University Law Center. The event will be co-hosted by the Harrison Institute for Public Law, O’Neill Institute for National and […]

CHLPI has a New Home!

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  CHLPI and FLPC have found a new home on the Harvard Law School campus at 1607 Massachusetts Avenue! The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic moved into the […]

Academy of Food Law and Policy Conference at Harvard Law School

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Written by Erika Dunyak, FLPC Clinical Fellow and AFLP Conference attendee. On October 5th, 2018, the Academy of Food Law and Policy (AFLP) held its inaugural conference at Harvard Law School, co-hosted by Harvard Law Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). The conference […]

National Institutes of Health will study “Food is Medicine”

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Written by Hanh Nguyen, Whole Person Care Project Assistant.  When the Committee on Appropriations recently passed H.R. 6557, The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act for 2019, they also submitted a report accompanying […]

Should We Just Ban “Best By” Labels on Food?

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Originally published by Modern Farmer on October 12, 2018. Written by Dan Nosowitz. Food labels, as we’ve written about before, are awful: they can be misleading, outright lies, not include enough information, or, in the case of one particular label, encourage […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part Three)

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Originally published by Waste 360 on October 11, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels.  Forty percent […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part Two)

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Originally published by Waste 360 on October 10, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels.  This past […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part One)

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Originally published by Waste 360 on October 9, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. Sixty-three million tons of food is wasted in the U.S. every year, a staggering volume that exacerbates multiple issues within the food system. It translates to huge […]