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In soda tax fight, echoes of tobacco battles

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Originally published on February 18, 2020 by The Harvard Gazette. Written by Alvin Powell. Amid rising rates of diabetes and obesity in the nation, Berkeley, Calif., became the first American city to institute a sugary-drink tax, generally referred to as […]

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 […]

Can the U.S. Slash Food Waste in Half in the Next Ten Years?

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Originally published on February 14, 2020 by The Revelator. Written by Tim Lydon. Emerging efforts by cities and the federal government show that progress is possible, but experts say systemic changes are still needed. Can the United States make progress […]

Can opening more grocery stores reduce food waste?

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Originally published on February 6, 2020 by The Counter. Written by Jessica Fu. A new economic model suggests increasing geographic access to supermarkets could lead to more frequent shopping trips, and thus, less uneaten and spoiled food. This July, Vermont […]

Montana drops roadblocks to hepatitis C cure after years of pushback

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Originally published on February 9, 2020 by Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Written by Katheryn Houghton. Since a steady cure for hepatitis C has existed, Montana denied people on Medicaid access to treatment until the disease severely damaged their liver. This week, […]

Food Loss, Waste, and Donation in Peru: Travel Notes from a Student Clinician

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This blog post was written by FLPC advanced clinic student Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj, JD Candidate 2021 When fellow FLPC student clinician, Jordan, and I landed in Lima, Peru for our Global Food Donation Policy Atlas site visit, we didn’t know exactly […]

Aurora shuttle service aims to connect patients with health care

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Originally published on January 29, 2020 by Chicago Tribune. Written by David Sharos. VNA Health Care Aurora has begun a new shuttle service to bring patients from their homes to its care centers. Officials from VNA were joined recently by […]

Emily Broad Leib named clinical professor of law

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Originally published January 28, 2020 by Harvard Law Today. A national leader in food law and policy, Broad Leib founded the first food law and policy clinic in the country Emily Broad Leib ’08, founder and director of the Harvard […]

Meal Planning: The D.C. Food Policy Council Sets Ambitious 2020 Agenda

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Originally published by Laura Hayes on January 16, 2020 by Washington City Paper. Director Ona Balkus talks closing the grocery gap, improving food jobs, and supporting urban agriculture. Ona Balkus is an FLPC alumna and former clinical fellow. So much […]

In Support of Senate Bill 2453: A Food and Health Pilot!

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Originally published by FIMMA, Food is Medicine Massachusetts.  On January 22, 2020, only half a year since the launch of the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan the Joint Committee on Public Health gathered for the hearing on Senate Bill 2453, An […]