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Pandemic, Growing Need Strain U.S. Food Bank Operations

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This article was originally written by Jennifer Smith and published by The Wall Street Journal on July 16, 2020. Food charities are coping with shortages of some consumer goods, a crush of donations of others and soaring demand as they [...]

There’s No Excuse For How Much Food You’re Wasting

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This article was originally written by Amanda Little and published by Bloomberg News on July 12, 2020. (Bloomberg Opinion) -- “Dump potatoes in the rivers … Slaughter the pigs and bury them, and let the putrescence drip down into the [...]

Advocates Sue HHS Over Rollback of ACA Non-Discrimination Rule

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This article was written by Adam Cancryn and Dan Diamond originally published by Politico on July 10, 2020 Multiple groups on Thursday backed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that last month’s rollback of the Affordable Care Act’s non-discrimination protections violated the Administrative Procedures [...]

Lawsuit filed in MA alleges federal attempt to strip LGBTQ+ protections

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This article was written by: Drew Karedes and originally published by Boston 25 News on July 9, 2020 BOSTON — A coalition of health care providers and activists in Massachusetts are standing up to a recent move by the Trump administration they [...]

Civil Right Orgs, Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, and Firm Hogan Lovells File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Rule Removing ACA’s Non-Discrimination Protections

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Tonight, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI), the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), the Transgender Law Center (TLC), the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), and law firm Hogan Lovells filed a [...]

Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School Receives $110,000 Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

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The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) was awarded a two-year grant for $110,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The funds will be used to create a statewide inventory of nutrition programs available to older people and [...]

Think Covid-19 Disrupted the Food Chain? Wait and See What Climate Change Will Do

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This article was originally written by Georgina Gustin and published by Inside Climate News on July 7, 2020. The pandemic has revealed deep flaws in the world’s food system and food leaders are calling for global coordination and climate resilient [...]

Request for Proposals: Approaches to Reducing Consumption of Sugar

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In 2018, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from Arnold Ventures, launched an initiative to identify locally-supported policies that will reduce sugar consumption and build capacity for policy change. Now in the project’s third [...]

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 [...]