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When Does the ‘Affordable’ in the Affordable Care Act Kick In?

Originally published by The Hill on October 14, 2018. Written by By Merrill Matthews, Opinion Contributor. Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas. It’s a good thing Democrats made health insurance “affordable” when they […]

Should We Just Ban “Best By” Labels on Food?

Originally published by Modern Farmer on October 12, 2018. Written by Dan Nosowitz.   Date labels are notoriously imprecise. rigsbyphoto on Shutterstock Food labels, as we’ve written about before, are awful: they can be misleading, outright lies, not include enough information, […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part Three)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 11, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels.  Forty percent […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part Two)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 10, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels.  This past […]

Trump Administration Says It’s Ending ACA ‘Sabotage,’ Experts Say It Comes at Great Risk to Patients

Originally published by Healio on October 11, 2018. Written by Janel Miller. The average premium for the second lowest cost silver health insurance plans—the one used to determine final premium tax credits—will drop by a “historical” 1.5% for the first-time […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part One)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 9, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. Sixty-three million tons of food is wasted in the U.S. every year, a staggering volume that exacerbates multiple issues within the food system. It translates to huge […]

28 Inspirational People Working to Reduce Food Waste

Originally published by Food Tank in October 2018. Nearly one-third of all food produced for human consumption—approximately 1.3 billion tons—is lost or wasted from farm to fork each year. Food loss and waste tends to be insidious—some is lost on the farm, some […]

New York’s Making It Easier for Makers to Start Selling from Their Home Kitchens

Originally published by Edible Brooklyn on September 27, 2018. Written by Lisa Held. What do the founders of Early Bird Granola, Pilot Kombucha, and Hungry Bird Eats have in common? They started baking oats, fermenting tea and rolling crackers at home before turning their […]

Courts Force States to Provide Costly Hep C Treatment

Originally published by Stateline/The Pew Charitable Trusts on September 25, 2018. Written by Michael Ollove. Dr. Joseph Bick, center, talks to a hepatitis C patient as nurse Laura Escareno-Scarrott watches in a Vacaville, California, hospice in this file photo. Recent […]

29 Little Ways to Cut Back on Food Waste

Prevention magazine recently wrote an article full of ideas to reduce food waste, quoting FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib in the article.   Excerpt below: Give milk the sniff test Think the “sell by” or “use by” dates are there […]