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California Governor Signs Second Food Waste Bill in One Week, Aiming to Reduce Consumer Confusion over Date Labels

This past weekend California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 954, a bill encouraging food manufacturers, processors, and retailers responsible for the labeling of food products to use standard phrases to communicate quality and safety dates. The Harvard Law School Food […]

UN Calls for Action to Increase Global Food Security

Written by Natalia Szeremeta, Food Law and Policy Clinic intern and Boston University student. 38 million –  that’s how many additional people are suffering from hunger since 2016. Recently, the United Nations (UN) released a report entitled The State of […]

Governor Brown Signs California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (AB 1219), introduced by Assembly Member Susan Eggman (D-Stockton), which expands the state’s liability protections for food donations. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) has […]

Land Grants and Higher Education

Written by Andrew Norkiewicz, Summer 2017 intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. When it comes to building a more food-secure future, we could probably all use some more education. Luckily, House of Representative member David Scott (D-GA) proposed a […]

FLPC Director Quoted in Washington Lawyer

FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib was quoted in October 2017 issue of Washington Lawyer. The magazine article, written by Anna Stolley Persky, looks at the surge in law schools with offerings in food law and policy around the country. Excerpts From […]

Hepatitis C Drug’s Lower Cost Paves Way For Medicaid, Prisons To Expand Treatment

Published by Kaiser Health News on October 3, 2017. Written by Michelle Andrews.   Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis C more than two years ago, but she doesn’t qualify yet for […]

Consumer Goods Forum Announces Global Initiative to Standardize Date Labels

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is thrilled that the Consumer Goods Forum, a network of 400 of the largest food and consumer goods companies worldwide, has adopted a new Call to Action asking food retailers and […]

Larry Levitt: What’s Next for the ACA?

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 12-1PM | WCC 1010, Harvard Law School Join Larry Levitt for a talk about the future of the Affordable Care Act and health care in America. Larry Levitt is Senior Vice President for Special Initiatives at the Kaiser Family […]

CA Bills Aim to Relieve Doubt and Keep Good Food from Trash

Originally published on NRDC’s blog on September 25, 2017. Written by Andrea Spacht, Sustainable Food Systems Specialist, Food & Agriculture program at Natural Resources Defense Council.  Once again, California is leading the charge on sustainability solutions. Sitting on the Governor’s desk are […]

Graham-Cassidy Vote Stalls; Medical Groups Urge Bipartisan Solution

Originally published by Healio on September 27, 2017. With another attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act on hold, leaders of the AAFP, American College of Physicians and other medical groups are pleading with lawmakers on both sides of the […]