The Truth About Expired Food: How Best-Before Dates Create a Waste Mountain

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Originally published April 18, 2019 by The Guardian. Written by Dale Berning Sawa. Would you eat a six-month-old yoghurt? This is a question you may have asked if you read the recent story about a US grocer and his year-long experiment eating […]

Battle Over Affordable Care Act Resurfaces

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Originally published by Healio on April 9, 2019. Written by Janel Miller. Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and ensure that it will […]

Why the FDA is Considering a ‘Healthy’ Icon for Food Packaging

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Originally published by Pacific Standard on April 2, 2017. Written by Emily Moon. For years, consumer advocates have complained that food packaging misleads American consumers by conflating nutrient content with health. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed yet another […]

Unwelcome Surprises: Despite Law, Mississippians Still Receive Unexpected Medical Bills


Originally published by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Written by Michaela Gibson Morris. Across Mississippi and the country, people are finding unwelcome surprises in their mailboxes. Medical bills they expected to be largely covered by their health […]

FLPC and Partner Launch the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to announce the launch of our latest project, the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas. The Atlas is a two-year collaborative project that will chart the laws and policies […]

Mississippi Health Care Providers Breaking the Law with Large Medical Bills that Patients Don’t Have to Pay, Report Finds

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Originally published by Mississippi Today on March 11, 2019. Written by Anna Wolfe. Health care providers in Mississippi continue to break the law by sending patients large, out-of-pocket medical bills that they don’t have to pay, concludes a Harvard Law School […]

RFP: Approaches to Reducing Consumption of Sugar

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, is working with community organizations and government entities to identify locally-supported policies that will reduce sugar consumption and build capacity for […]

FLPC Releases Advocacy and Lobbying Guide for Food Policy Councils

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) released a new resource today for food policy councils and others working to change the food system. Advocacy & Lobbying 101 […]

CHLPI’s Robert Greenwald Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article on HIV Drug Coverage

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A February 22, 2019 article from Bloomberg Law includes an interview with CHLPI’s Faculty Director and HLS Professor Robert Greenwald. The article, Trump’s Call to End HIV at Odds With Silence on Coverage Woes, written by reporter Jacquie Lee explores the […]

Survey: Misunderstanding Food Date Labels Linked With Higher Food Discards

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A new survey examining U.S. consumer attitudes and behaviors related to food date labels found widespread confusion, leading to unnecessary discards, increased waste and food safety risks. The survey analysis was led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for […]