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Watch the recording of Andy Fisher’s Book Talk at Harvard Law School

Andy Fisher came to Harvard Law School on December 5, 2017 for a book talk, sponsored by Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Food Law Society. In his new book, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance […]

Could 2018 be a Big Year for Food Recovery Legislation?

Originally published by Waste360 on December 21, 2017. Written by Arlene Karidis. The new year could be monumental for H.R. 3444—The Food Recovery Act, its supporters hope, if efforts to tie some provisions to the 2018 discussions on the farm bill […]

Medicaid Leaves Many Hepatitis C Patients Behind

Originally published by Vice on December 21, 2017. Written by Sony Salzman. As a liver disease doctor in Chicago, Illinois, Nancy Reau treats patients with hepatitis C, a viral infection that kills more people in the United States than 60 other infectious […]

In Defense Of SNAP

Written by Jane Jeong, student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic, Fall 2017. SNAP is already the nation’s “most effective” economic stimulus program. The political battle over the 2018 Farm Bill is already well underway and—if rhetoric from the […]

D-SNAP Modernization: Simple Reforms To Help The Most Vulnerable

Written by Tammuz Huberman, student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic, Fall 2017. Months after Hurricane Irma, thousands of people are lining up in Miami to sign up for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or D-SNAP. More than 30,000 people registered […]

Employment And Training Vital For SNAP Participants

Written by  Imani Tisdale, student in the Fall 2017 Food Law and Policy Clinic. Oklahoman Bryan Parker is one of the 42 million Americans served by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “SNAP.” He is also a perfect example of why […]

Colorado lifts Medicaid restrictions for treating hepatitis C

Originally published by STAT on December 4, 2017. Written by Ed Silverman. Amid ongoing criticism that some states continue to curb access to hepatitis C drugs, Colorado officials have lifted restrictions that determined when patients could receive treatment. Going forward, Medicaid beneficiaries will […]

Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan Planning Council Serves Up Official Launch to Expand Nutrition Interventions for Vulnerable Populations Across the Commonwealth

Written by Emily J. Wilson, MPH, MS, CHES, Health Professions Education Doctoral (HPED) Program, Simmons College; CHLPI Consultant  On October 30th, the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan Planning Council kicked off the official launch of its work to help reduce […]

The Hidden Health Crisis of the Opioid Epidemic

Originally published by Reuters on December 7, 2017. Written by Robert Greenwald, faculty director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and Ryan Clary, executive director of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable. The American epidemic of opioid abuse […]

The State of Food Innovation: Food Waste and Recovery in Boston

Originally written and published by BranchFood. Maybe mom was right: we should be finishing more of our plates. The statistics on how much food Americans waste are staggering: Collectively, we waste around 40 percent of our food supply; On average, every American […]