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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill Can Help Curb Food Waste

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Report by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Natural Resources Defense Council, and ReFED shares 14 recommendations for Congress Congress has its eyes on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) process this year, and a new report highlights […]

The $400 Billion Food Problem Not Enough Of Us Are Talking About

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This article was originally written by Meghan Rabbit and published by Delish on April 22, 2021. How we got to that sad statistic, plus the small steps you can take that’ll actually make a difference. Professor Emily Broad Leib reads […]

Michigan Improves Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan Patients

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The Wolverine state removed prior authorization requirements for a preferred hepatitis C medication, increasing access to hepatitis C treatment for more Michiganders. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) and the National Viral Hepatitis […]

Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic Calls on USDA to Reform Office Focused on Civil Rights

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) history of discrimination and inefficacy in addressing civil rights complaints is well-documented, yet little has been done to significantly reform agency operations that enable harmful practices to persist. With the Biden Administration’s renewed attention […]

Making Hunger a Priority in America

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To learn more about the event, please visit https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/events/making-hunger-priority-america Hunger is on the rise in America. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, food insecurity in the United States has doubled and now affects nearly 1 in 4 households. In response to this […]

Biden to cancel Trump’s pandemic food aid after high costs, delivery problems

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Originally written by Christopher Walljasper and posted on Reuters on April 14, 2021. CHICAGO (Reuters) -Yogurt was everywhere as volunteers opened boxes of fruit, frozen meat and dairy products that had shifted and spilled in transit to a food bank […]

Food waste action plan calls for organics diversion infrastructure, compost market expansion

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Originally written by Maria Rachal and published on Waste Dive on April 8, 2021. Dive Brief: An action plan to curb food loss and waste in the U.S. — pitched to Congress and the Biden administration this week by four organizations and supported by a […]

Harvard Research Identifies Policy Recommendations to Support Food Donation Across Five Continents

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Amid pandemic and rising rates of food insecurity, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network address global food waste and hunger crisis. In response to food waste, climate change, and a global hunger crisis […]

India’s FSSAI admirably prioritises food donation — new labels and laws can help

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Originally posted on The Times of India on April 5, 2021. Emily Broad Leib teaches law at Harvard University. Researching food policies across 14 nations, she discusses important findings with Times Evoke, including what India is doing right in minimising food wastage […]

US Food Loss & Waste Policy Action Plan Targets Congress & Biden Administration

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As the federal government eyes climate policy, advocates issue call to action to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Each year, between 30-40% of all food in the United States is unsold or uneaten. Most becomes food […]