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Expand Medicaid: Mississippians without jobs amid pandemic, no where to turn

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This article was written by Linda Dixon and originally published by Clarion Ledger on June 25, 2020 Recently, Gov. Tate Reeves underscored the importance of remaining vigilant to fight the spread of COVID-19. Mississippi continues to see hundreds of cases daily with significant burdens […]

New on the Podcast: Emily Broad Leib and Doug O’Brien Talk International Food Donation, and Chef Pierre Thiam Calls for Fonio on American Tables

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This article was originally published by Food Tank.   Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani is joined by Emily Broad Leib, the director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, and Doug O’Brien, the vice president for network programs at […]

EPA Administrator Wheeler Appoints New Members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

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WASHINGTON (June 17, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing the appointment of thirty-three members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations […]

‘This Is Deadly’: Trump HHS Scraps Protections for Transgender Patients and Those Seeking Abortions

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This article was written by Jessica Corbett and originally published by Common Dreams on June 13, 2020 In a move widely decried by LGBTQ, reproductive, and human rights advocates, the Trump administration late Friday finalized a healthcare rule that revokes Obama-era […]

Amid pandemic, new research provides a roadmap to fight hunger and climate change through increased food donation

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This article was originally published by Harvard Law Today on June 10, 2020 HLS’s Food Law and Policy Clinic identifies key barriers and policy actions to reduce food waste   Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released a […]

HHS Moves to Curtail Abortion, Transgender Health Protections (2)

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This article was written by Shira Stein and originally published by Bloomberg Law on June 12, 2020 The Trump administration has finalized a policy that would remove women seeking abortions and LGBT people from the Affordable Care Act’s non-discrimination protections, the […]

Trump Administration Finalizes Harmful Rule to Eliminate ACA Anti-Discrimination Provisions

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Today, the Trump Administration released its rule to eliminate protections against discrimination in health care. The rule interprets the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Section 1557, which prohibits federally funded health care entities from discriminating on the basis of race, color, […]

How to reduce food insecurity and mitigate climate change amid COVID-19

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This article was written by Emily Broad Leib and originally published by The Hill on June 9, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare our most fundamental vulnerabilities. In the United States, unemployment rates reached levels not seen in more than a […]

Amid Pandemic, New Research Provides a Roadmap to Fight Hunger and Climate Change through Increased Food Donation

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The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas Identifies Key Barriers and Policy Actions to Reduce Food Waste Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released a first-of-its-kind interactive resource to inspire long-term policy solutions to food waste, […]

Refed’s COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund Awards $1M To Organizations Rescuing Food And Delivering It To The Most Vulnerable Communities

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This article was originally published by ReFED on June 8, 2020 New York, NY (June 8, 2020) – Today, ReFED – a national nonprofit organization working to advance solutions to reduce food waste – announced that its COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund has granted $1 million to […]