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A Helpful Move on Food Date Labels

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This blog was originally published by NRDC on June 6, 2019. Written by: Emily Broad Leib and Katie Sandson, Jackie Suggitt at ReFED, and JoAnne Berkenkamp at NRDC. Toss it after the date on the label or keep it for later? That’s the […]

FLPC Releases Issue Brief Calling for Federal Legislation to Standardize Date Labels

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released an issue brief today that outlines the need for federal legislation to standardize date labels on food products. Date Labels: The Case for Federal Action describes existing government and […]

Confused About Food Expiration Dates? You’re Not Alone

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Originally published by NBC 6 (Miami) on Friday, May 24, 2019. Written by Phil Rogers and Katy Smyser. Those frustrating food expiration dates — “best by” one date, or “use by” that one. One member of your family may want to throw something […]

‘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 […]

FLPC Welcomes Food Law and Policy Clinic 2019 Summer Interns

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the health clinic for the summer! Jana Caracciolo Jana is a rising 2L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She […]

The Green New Deal and the Future of Farming

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Written by Ashley Maiolatesi, student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Originally published on The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s blog. On April 18th , Harvard Law School hosted a panel entitled “The Green New Deal and the Future […]

Consulting in the Law

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Written by FLPC clinical student Julia Nitsche for the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs of Harvard Law School. Over the course of my three semesters with the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), I have worked on numerous projects, […]

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 […]