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Agricultural Workers and the Pandemic: A Policy-Induced Crisis

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Agricultural workers in the United States are facing the worst of Covid-19. Meat-packing plants and labor-intensive farms have become coronavirus hotspots, with workers at these sites experiencing extraordinarily high rates of infection. On October 21, 2020, the Food Law and […]

A U.S. National Food Strategy to Address Long-standing Food System Challenges

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The coronavirus pandemic exposed major long-standing problems in the U.S. food system. Harvard and Vermont Law Schools’ “Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy: An Update to the Blueprint” identifies a framework to create more effective and coordinated policy […]

Why a National Food Strategy?

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) released The Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy. Because of its enormous impact on the United States’ […]

How Trump success in ending Obamacare would kill Fauci plan to conquer HIV

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Written by Benjamin Ryan and published by The Guardian on October 23, 2020. Conservatives see Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation as key in bringing down the Affordable Care Act. Doctors and scientists warn it will destroy a major effort to help […]

North American Food Strategy

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Originally published by Farm to Table Talk on October 17, 2020. The North American food system has succeeded in producing an abundance of commodities at relatively low cost, but it is failing in other ways that matter. Showing how law […]

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for change

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Originally by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on October 20, 2020. Three series of talks led by Harvard Law faculty are helping provide clarity on the topics that have driven this difficult year. Here, series organizers share […]

54 million people in America face food insecurity during the pandemic. It could have dire consequences for their health.

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Originally written by Bridget Balch and posted on AAMC on October 15, 2020. Physicians, researchers, and food policy experts highlight the need for accessible, healthy food to combat poor health in vulnerable populations. When the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Revere […]

Housing and Food Law During Covid-19

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On September 23, Harvard Law School’s Colloquium series titled, COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations, hosted a discussion on Housing and Food Law, featuring Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor of Law and […]

CHLPI and Quinnipiac Legal Clinic Urge Federal Appeals Court to Hold Firm on ACA Civil Rights Protections for Transgender and Reproductive Health Care

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Today, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and the Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Legal Clinic filed an amicus brief on the need for state liability to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s civil rights […]

How COVID-19 Threatens The Safety Net For US Children

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Originally written by Jessica Bylander and published on Health Affairs on October 6, 2020. ABSTRACT School closures appear to slow the spread of the virus, but for many children the health ramifications are far broader. TOPICS CHILDREN’S HEALTH COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS […]