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Missed Opportunity for Food Waste in 2018 Proposed Farm Bill

On Wednesday, April 18, the House Agriculture Committee approved a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill, a recurring, omnibus piece of legislation that covers issues across our food system, from agricultural subsidies to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Because […]

Grocery Stores Could Be Donating Way More Food

Published on April 12th, 2018 by New Food Economy. Written by Jessica Fu. Grocery stores could be donating way more of the food they don’t sell. What’s stopping them? A patchwork of inconsistent and unclear food safety laws. A new report conducted […]

Don’t Call it Food Waste: Entrepreneurs Turn Surplus Food into Gold

Written by Danielle Beurteaux for Civil Eats. Published on April 12, 2018. The idea began with a bin of discarded avocado pits. Where others would see waste, Drexel University Food Lab graduate students Sheetal Bahirat and Christa Kwaw-Yankson recognized an opportunity. After […]

FLPC Welcomes Visiting Scholar Alana Mann

Dr. Alana Mann is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Media and Communications in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is a key researcher in the Sydney Environment Institute, […]

FLPC Releases 50-State Survey of Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance on Food Safety for Food Donations

Today, FLPC releases Food Safety Regulations and Guidance for Food Donation: A 50-State Survey of State Practices, a report analyzing the current landscape of state-level regulations and guidance on the topic of food safety for food donation. Forty percent of food […]

CHLPI to present at Second annual “Food Is Medicine” symposium in Indianapolis

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana will hold the second annual “Food Is Medicine” state symposium Thursday, April 12  in Indianapolis. The symposium will take an in-depth look at how medically tailored food plays a essential role in outcome-driven, cost-effective […]

Coupling Up: Are Crop Insurance And Conservation Compliance Mated For Life?

Written by Sarah Munger for FBLE This is the final installment of a three-part series devoted to conservation compliance under the farm bill. The first post explained what “conservation compliance” is and why it matters, and the second post highlighted how lack of enforcement undercuts effective […]

New CHLPI Job Opportunity: Clinical Fellow

Exceptional opportunity in a clinical setting at Harvard Law School for a relatively new attorney to work in a social justice oriented practice focused on access to health care for vulnerable, chronically ill populations.  The Center for Health Law & […]

FBLE Releases Reports on the Next Farm Bill Today

Three reports out today from the Farm Bill Law Enterprise (FBLE) apply a justice lens to the farm bill debate underway on Capitol Hill. The reports are the product of a novel partnership between eight law school programs, led by […]

Food Law & Policy: An Essential Part of Today’s Legal Academy

Food Law & Policy is the study of the basis and impact of those laws and regulations that govern the food and beverages we grow, raise, produce, transport, buy, sell, distribute, share, cook, eat, and drink. A recent article by FLPC […]