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6 Genius Ways to Stop Wasting Food On Earth Day 2019

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Originally published by Women’s Health on April 22, 2019. Written by Elizabeth Bacharach. There’s nothing quite like the sweet success of a good weekend grocery haul. Just one look at your fully stocked fridge has you patting yourself on the back: a week […]

New Federal Interagency Strategy Provides Opportunity to Advance Food Waste Reduction Efforts

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On Tuesday, April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an exciting new interagency strategy to reduce food waste. As FLPC wrote in an earlier […]

The Truth About Expired Food: How Best-Before Dates Create a Waste Mountain

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Originally published April 18, 2019 by The Guardian. Written by Dale Berning Sawa. Would you eat a six-month-old yoghurt? This is a question you may have asked if you read the recent story about a US grocer and his year-long experiment eating […]

Harvard University Implements New Food Standards to Promote Sustainability and Health

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In April 2019, Harvard University officially implemented Harvard’s Sustainable Healthful Food Standards. The Standards were led by the Office for Sustainability, with input from a multi-disciplinary faculty committee (including FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib), the Council of Student Sustainability Leaders, and experts in the field. The Standards are […]

Federal Agencies Announce Interagency Strategy to Address Food Waste

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On Tuesday, April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an exciting new interagency strategy to reduce food waste.  This strategy is the first time […]

Battle Over Affordable Care Act Resurfaces

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Originally published by Healio on April 9, 2019. Written by Janel Miller. Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and ensure that it will […]

Why the FDA is Considering a ‘Healthy’ Icon for Food Packaging

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Originally published by Pacific Standard on April 2, 2017. Written by Emily Moon. For years, consumer advocates have complained that food packaging misleads American consumers by conflating nutrient content with health. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed yet another […]

Unwelcome Surprises: Despite Law, Mississippians Still Receive Unexpected Medical Bills

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Originally published by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Written by Michaela Gibson Morris. Across Mississippi and the country, people are finding unwelcome surprises in their mailboxes. Medical bills they expected to be largely covered by their health […]

Boston City Council Passes Good Food Purchasing Program

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Last month, the Boston City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP). GFPP requires the city to meet certain requirements for nutrition, sustainability, animal welfare, and labor, when making food purchases. This policy applies to purchases […]

FLPC and Partner Launch the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to announce the launch of our latest project, the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas. The Atlas is a two-year collaborative project that will chart the laws and policies […]