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‘Food Is Medicine’ Report Outlines Menu Of Options

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Originally published by WBUR/CommonHealth on June 18, 2019. Written by Colin A. Young, State House News Service. At a time when consumers are paying more attention to nutrition and the source of their food, the state could do more to integrate […]

This Man Ate ‘Expired’ Food for a Year. Here’s Why Expiration Dates are Practically Meaningless.

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Originally published by The Washington Post on June 17, 2019. Written by Daron Taylor. Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and chief executive Scott Nash did something many of us are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yogurt […]

The Best Way to Tell When Food Goes Bad isn’t By Looking at its Label

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Originally published by Quartz on June 12, 2019. Written by Adam Rasmi. If you’ve ever found yourself in your local grocery store wondering what the difference is between “sell by,” “best by,” “expires by,” or “use by” food labels, you’re […]

FLPC Releases Issue Brief Calling for Federal Legislation to Standardize Date Labels

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released an issue brief today that outlines the need for federal legislation to standardize date labels on food products. Date Labels: The Case for Federal Action describes existing government and […]

Confused About Food Expiration Dates? You’re Not Alone

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Originally published by NBC 6 (Miami) on Friday, May 24, 2019. Written by Phil Rogers and Katy Smyser. Those frustrating food expiration dates — “best by” one date, or “use by” that one. One member of your family may want to throw something […]

‘Food is Medicine State Plan’ to begin providing services in June

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Originally published by 22 News, WWLP on Wednesday, May 23, 2019. Written by Jennifer Zarate. A group met on Wednesday to make sure healthy food is available to everyone in western Massachusetts. The Franklin County Food Council brought together groups from […]

CHLPI and ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment to Hundreds of Vermont Prisoners

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After years of advocating for Vermont prisoners to have access to life-saving medication for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), the ACLU of Vermont and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, with cooperating counsel James Valente, […]

Trump Administration’s Latest Challenge to Affordable Care Act Rests on Shaky Legal Grounds

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Originally published by Healio on May 20, 2019. Written by Janel Miller. The Justice Department brief filed on May 1 amounts to the Trump administration picking and choosing what parts of the Affordable Care Act should stay in place and […]

Put Down Your Hamburger, and Try Fly-Larvae Sausages and Locust Ice Cream

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Originally published by MarketWatch on May 3, 2019. Written by Quentin Fottrell. “Would you eat a commercial sausage made from maggots? What about other insect larvae and even whole insects like locusts?” Those questions were posed by a University of Queensland […]

Confused About Food Expiration Dates? You’re Not Alone

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Published April 30, 2019 by NBC Chicago. It’s a never-ending source of argument — should food be thrown out of your refrigerator or pantry when it hits its expiration date. FLPC’s Emily Broad Leib say with the exception of formula, the answer […]