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Congress’s New Stimulus: What’s in – and What’s out – for the Food System?

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In May 2020, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) published a report on what we hoped to see in the next COVID-19 relief package to support the food system and consumers. COVID-19 has had a devastating […]

Sugar Reduction Policy Virtual Webinar Series: Webinar One

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FLPC recently hosted the first webinar in a series of online events to discuss the most equitable and effective policy options for reducing the consumption of foods and beverages high in added sugar. These events are part of the “Approaches […]

What If Produce Was Treated Like Medicine?

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This podcast was originally produced by Heritage Radio Network and published by The Big Food Question on December 20, 2020. EPISODE SUMMARY What if produce was treated like medicine and doctors could prescribe healthy food? A growing body of Produce […]

What to know about health care fraud and abuse law flexibility amid COVID-19

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Health care systems across the country have increasingly embraced innovative models of integrated health care and social services to address patients’ health-related social needs, this year more so than ever. As COVID-19 has caused economic hardships that have led to […]

Center for Population Studies and Partners Host Hunger Summit

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This article was originally written by Elizabeth Sweeney and published in University of Mississippi News on December 1, 2020.  Summit helps nonprofits respond to COVID-19 and food insecurity in Mississippi. The University of Mississippi‘s Center for Population Studies has partnered with two regional […]

Blueprint for a National US Food Strategy

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This podcast was originally produced and published by the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center on November 24, 2020.    Interview Summary So let me ask you both, can you help our listeners understand what you mean by the term […]

We all have a part to play in the war against food waste

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This article was written by Esther Ngumbi and was originally published in Al Jazeera on November 11, 2020.  We cannot continue to allow millions to go hungry while tonnes of perfectly good food end up in landfills every year. On […]

We can’t eliminate hepatitis C without removing barriers to treatment

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Originally written by Nick Voyles and published on Stat News on November 14, 2020 As Americans fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the epidemic caused by the hepatitis C virus also continues to rage, especially among marginalized communities. And while some barriers to […]

State Policies Create Barriers to Hepatitis C Elimination

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Originally written by Sukanya Charuchandra and published on Hepmag on November 13, 2020. Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C. State policies that require abstinence before initiating hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment […]

A spectrum of services for a spectrum of needs

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Originally written by Lucas Thors and published by MV Times on November 12, 2020 Food Is Medicine Symposium highlights the importance of nutrition on a national and local scale. “The eighth annual Food is Medicine Symposium delves into ways nutrition […]