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House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Report Includes Major Agriculture Policy and Food Waste Reduction Recommendations, Including Several Submitted by FLPC and FBLE

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This blog post was written by Ali Schklair and MJ McDonald, FLPC summer interns. In June 2020, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (Select Committee) released Solving the Climate Crisis, a comprehensive set of recommendations to confront climate […]

COVID-19 Food-Related Policy Tracking: Highlighting State Approaches

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This blog post was written by Bridgette Slater with contributions by Ali Schklair, Amanda Dell, Emily Yslas, MJ McDonald, and Regan Plekenpol. All are FLPC summer interns. In early June, FLPC launched the State Policies for Feeding Vulnerable Populations Tool, […]

COVID-19 highlights systemic flaws in H-2A visa program

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This article was written by Amanda Dell, RDN, FLPC Intern. While many Americans hunker down in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of farmworkers lace up their boots and head out into the fields to harvest ripening crops. This essential […]

Expanding SNAP Options: A Bill to Make SNAP Purchasing More Accessible During a Difficult Time

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This article was written by Ali (Alexandra) Schklair, FLPC Intern. On July 2nd Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Expanding SNAP Options Act (S.4202). The proposed legislation addresses flaws in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental […]

Strengthening Food Donation Operations During the COVID-19 Crisis

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This article was written by Regan Plekenpol, FLPC Intern. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network Release an Issue Brief to Guide Governments Around the Globe. Among the many devastating consequences of the COVID-19 […]

Expanding Support for Local and Regional Food Systems in COVID-19 Response

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This blog post was written by FLPC students Chris Mawhorter and Brianna Johnson-King. Updated April 13, 2020. As the response to coronavirus continues and states increase or extend stay-at-home orders or advisories, the local food system is in a precarious […]

Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community During Coronavirus

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This blog post was written by Health Law & Policy Clinic student Leigh Thomas (’21). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus with many unknowns. The severity of the outbreak and the impact of containment measures on communities […]

New Horizons For The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program In Disasters And Pandemics (D-SNAP & P-SNAP)

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Originally published on April 1, 2020 by Farm Bill Law Enterprise (FBLE). Written by Juston Jaco, FLPC student. While it’s currently a challenge not to keep up with the latest developments on COVID-19, you might not know that states have been tirelessly submitting […]

Gresham v. Azar

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Originally published on March 2, 2020 by Harvard Law Review. Written by Jenny Samuels, HLPC student. In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued new guidance to states […]

Food Loss, Waste, and Donation in India: Travel Notes from Two Student Clinicians

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This blog post was written by FLPC students Taylor Dodson and Kelley McGill. As part of the ongoing Global Food Donation Policy Atlas Project, we had the opportunity to travel to India over J-term with the Harvard Law School Food […]