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‘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 […]

Challenges and Opportunities in Organics Recycling

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Originally published by Supermarket News on April 22, 2019. Written by Ryan Cooper. Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council estimate that up to 40% of all food produced in the United States is […]

6 Genius Ways to Stop Wasting Food On Earth Day 2019

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Originally published by Women’s Health on April 22, 2019. Written by Elizabeth Bacharach. There’s nothing quite like the sweet success of a good weekend grocery haul. Just one look at your fully stocked fridge has you patting yourself on the back: a week […]

The Truth About Expired Food: How Best-Before Dates Create a Waste Mountain

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Originally published April 18, 2019 by The Guardian. Written by Dale Berning Sawa. Would you eat a six-month-old yoghurt? This is a question you may have asked if you read the recent story about a US grocer and his year-long experiment eating […]

Battle Over Affordable Care Act Resurfaces

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Originally published by Healio on April 9, 2019. Written by Janel Miller. Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and ensure that it will […]

Why the FDA is Considering a ‘Healthy’ Icon for Food Packaging

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Originally published by Pacific Standard on April 2, 2017. Written by Emily Moon. For years, consumer advocates have complained that food packaging misleads American consumers by conflating nutrient content with health. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed yet another […]