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Governor Brown Signs California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (AB 1219), introduced by Assembly Member Susan Eggman (D-Stockton), which expands the state’s liability protections for food donations. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) has […]

FLPC Director Quoted in Washington Lawyer

FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib was quoted in October 2017 issue of Washington Lawyer. The magazine article, written by Anna Stolley Persky, looks at the surge in law schools with offerings in food law and policy around the country. Excerpts From […]

Hepatitis C Drug’s Lower Cost Paves Way For Medicaid, Prisons To Expand Treatment

Published by Kaiser Health News on October 3, 2017. Written by Michelle Andrews.   Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis C more than two years ago, but she doesn’t qualify yet for […]

Graham-Cassidy Vote Stalls; Medical Groups Urge Bipartisan Solution

Originally published by Healio on September 27, 2017. With another attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act on hold, leaders of the AAFP, American College of Physicians and other medical groups are pleading with lawmakers on both sides of the […]

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 […]

New Jersey Leads the Nation in Fighting Diabetes with Innovative Treatments

On July 21st New Jersey took a critical step forward in its fight against type 2 diabetes when Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill 2993 into law. Under the new law, New Jersey’s Medicaid program will be able to provide […]

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 […]

‘Skinny repeal’ fails, next steps uncertain

Originally published on July 28, 2017 by healio.com. Written by Alaina Tedesco   Twenty hours of tense debate among the U.S. senators ended with the rejection of the “skinny repeal” bill—a major setback to President Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party’s […]

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. […]