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Blueprint for a National US Food Strategy

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This podcast was originally produced and published by the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center on November 24, 2020.    Interview Summary So let me ask you both, can you help our listeners understand what you mean by the term […]

We all have a part to play in the war against food waste

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This article was written by Esther Ngumbi and was originally published in Al Jazeera on November 11, 2020.  We cannot continue to allow millions to go hungry while tonnes of perfectly good food end up in landfills every year. On […]

We can’t eliminate hepatitis C without removing barriers to treatment

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Originally written by Nick Voyles and published on Stat News on November 14, 2020 As Americans fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the epidemic caused by the hepatitis C virus also continues to rage, especially among marginalized communities. And while some barriers to […]

State Policies Create Barriers to Hepatitis C Elimination

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Originally written by Sukanya Charuchandra and published on Hepmag on November 13, 2020. Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C. State policies that require abstinence before initiating hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment […]

A spectrum of services for a spectrum of needs

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Originally written by Lucas Thors and published by MV Times on November 12, 2020 Food Is Medicine Symposium highlights the importance of nutrition on a national and local scale. “The eighth annual Food is Medicine Symposium delves into ways nutrition […]

A U.S. National Food Strategy to Address Long-standing Food System Challenges

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The coronavirus pandemic exposed major long-standing problems in the U.S. food system. Harvard and Vermont Law Schools’ “Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy: An Update to the Blueprint” identifies a framework to create more effective and coordinated policy […]

How Trump success in ending Obamacare would kill Fauci plan to conquer HIV

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Written by Benjamin Ryan and published by The Guardian on October 23, 2020. Conservatives see Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation as key in bringing down the Affordable Care Act. Doctors and scientists warn it will destroy a major effort to help […]

North American Food Strategy

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Originally published by Farm to Table Talk on October 17, 2020. The North American food system has succeeded in producing an abundance of commodities at relatively low cost, but it is failing in other ways that matter. Showing how law […]

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for change

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Originally by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on October 20, 2020. Three series of talks led by Harvard Law faculty are helping provide clarity on the topics that have driven this difficult year. Here, series organizers share […]

54 million people in America face food insecurity during the pandemic. It could have dire consequences for their health.

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Originally written by Bridget Balch and posted on AAMC on October 15, 2020. Physicians, researchers, and food policy experts highlight the need for accessible, healthy food to combat poor health in vulnerable populations. When the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Revere […]