Food Law & Policy

Young Farmers, Student Loans, and the 2018 Farm Bill

Written by Jennifer Benson, Summer 2017 intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. It is not news that the number of farmers in the United States has been dwindling, with the consolidation of small family farms into highly industrialized […]

FLPC Releases New Report Outlining Policy Recommendations to Reduce Food Waste in Pennsylvania

Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic released Moving Food Waste Forward: Policy Recommendations for Next Steps in Pennsylvania, a report providing information and recommendations on how Pennsylvania state and local governments can help reduce food waste. The […]

EQIP: Subsidies for Big Ag in the Farm Bill’s Conservation Title

Written by Lexi Smith, Summer 2017 intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. When we talk about the farm bill, often commodities, insurance, and nutrition programs take center stage. These programs are politically contentious and together they comprise over […]

FLPC Welcomes New Team Member Katie Sandson

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is happy to welcome Katie Sandson to the team as a Clinical Fellow! Katie first became involved with the Food Law and Policy Clinic as a student in the Food Law and […]

FLPC Storms Capitol Hill to Advocate for Solutions to Food Waste

Written by Victoria Shoots & Talia Ralph, Summer 2017 interns in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. During our final week as FLPC interns, we headed to the nation’s Capitol to join with celebrity chefs, Food Policy Action, ReFED, the […]

FLPC Welcomes New Team Member Nicole Negowetti

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is happy to welcome Nicole Negowetti, who joins as a Clinical Instructor. Prior to joining FLPC, Nicole was Policy Director of the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a […]

Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Chellie Pingree Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Curb Food Waste

On Monday, July 31, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Food Recovery Act of 2017, a comprehensive bill aiming to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, schools and institutions, on farms, and in American […]

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

Originally published by Climate Central on July 25, 2017. Written by Bobby Magill.   A new law in New Jersey aims to shrink the state’s climate footprint and feed the hungry by drastically reducing the amount of wasted food that ends up […]

Massachusetts Food Waste Reduction Policy Priorities: A Legislative Briefing

Written by Ariel Ardura, Summer 2017 intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. People care deeply about food waste reduction, a fact that was clearly evident at the Massachusetts Statehouse this past Wednesday. State Congressmen and Congresswomen, staffers, and […]

It’s Time For Congress To Join The Fight Against Food Waste

Originally published on huffingtonpost.com on July 26, 2017. Written by Emily Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. […]