‘Supersizing Urban America’

NPR, June 15, 2017
by Tove Danovich

[...] Jou's book chronicles how policies put in place by the federal government actually ma...

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Trump Administration Gives Industry More Time to Adopt New Nutrition Fact Label

NPR, June 13, 2017
by Allison Aubrey

The Food and Drug Administration has delayed the deadline for food companies to adopt a new Nutritio...

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Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb to Head F.D.A.

New York Times, May 9, 2017
by Katie Thomas

The Senate voted 57 to 42 on Tuesday to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and D...

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2017 Just Food? Conference

Saturday, April 01, 2017 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Austin Hall
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

>Videos from the event are available on the conference website here


This year’s Just Foo...

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An FDA Commissioner for the 21st Century

NEJM, March 29, 2017
by Amitabh Chandra and Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

President Donald Trump has named Scott Gottlieb as his nominee to be the next commissioner of the Fo...

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The GMO Labeling Fight Is Not Industry Versus Consumers

Forbes, August 26, 2016
by Steve Ansolabahere and Jacob E. Gersen (Director, Food Law Lab)

From the article


In late July, President Obama signed a bill requiring some form of labeling of fo...

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The Single Bad Reason We Waste Billions of Pounds of Food

TIME, August 24, 2014
by Jacob Gersen

From Food Law Lab Director and Petrie-Flom Faculty Affiliate ;Jacob Gersen


Why exactly are we...

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Senior Research Program Coordinator
Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University

Deadline: August 23, 2016

>Global Food Ethics and Policy Program

The Senior Research Program Coordinator will perform research...

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Research Project Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: July 29, 2016

General Descriptio


The Research Project Coordinator will provide research and administrative assis...

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2016 Call for Proposals
Healthy Eating Research

Deadline: May 11, 2016

Healthy Eating Research has released its 2016 Call for Proposals (CFP). This CFP is for tw...

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FDA - Food

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Website for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, one of the agencies responsible for regulating th...

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Genetically Modified Crops

Foundation of American Scientists

An introduction to genetically modified crops, including key ecological concerns. 

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Title 21: Food and Drugs

Code of Federal Regulations

In Chapter I, Subchapter B, Parts 100-190, the regulations applicable to FDA’s oversight of fo..

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Food, Genetically Modified

World Health Organization

Educational page providing general and technical information on genetically modified foods. 

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FDA - Guidance and Regulation

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Section of the FDA website containing FDA guidance and regulatory information applicable to food, in...

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Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States

United States Department of Agriculture, February 2014

Report by the USDA Economic Research Service on recent trends in adoption of genetically engineered...

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Food Code

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA’s Food Code is a model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of govern...

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Food from Genetically Engineered Plants

Food and Drug Administration

This FDA site includes consumer information about food from genetically engineered plants, as well a...

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USDA - Food Safety

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service

Website for FSIS, an agency of the USDA responsible for ensuring food safety for meat, poultry, and...

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Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects

National Academy of Science

Website announcing NAS study on the benefits and risks of GE crops. 

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Foodborne Outbreaks

Centers for Disease Control

This site outlines the CDC’s role in investigation, surveillance, and prevention of food safet...

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Bioengineered (Genetically Engineered) Crops and Foods

American Medical Association

AMA statement on genetically engineered crops and foods. 

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Food Safety


Describes provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 and their role in strengthening th...

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GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

New England Journal of Medicine, Aug. 20, 2015
by Philip J. Landrigan and Charles Benbrook

Describes the impact of two recent changes in the GMO landscape, and considers their larger implicat...

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Codex Alimentarius

World Health Organization

The Codex, administered by WHO and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, establishes internati...

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Food Labeling Litigation

by Nicole E. Negowetti

Report on food labeling class action lawsuits and FDA regulatory authority. 

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Food and Drug Law Institute

Non-profit site providing a space for discussion of food and drug law, including conferences and pub...

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Food Safety News

Website providing coverage on food safety issues, including contributions from the FDA.

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Food and Drug Law

Peter Hutt et al., 2013

Introductory casebook on administrative and other key issues in food and drug law. 

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“FDA in the 21st Century: A Panel Discussion”

MAGI, May 2, 2016, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On Monday, May 2, 2016, from 8:30 to 10:00am, Petrie-Flom Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch a...

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Salad Days: Professor Jacob Gersen on the rise of food law

Harvard Crimson, September 29, 2015
by Michael Zuckerman, quoting Jacob Gersen (Director, Food Law Lab at the Petrie-Flom Center& Affiliated Faculty)

From the article


[...] Much of Harvard Law School now seems hungry to talk about it, too. In addit...

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FDA in the 21st Century

Columbia University Press, September 2015
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), eds.

Just out from Columbia University Press, ;FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges o...

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Food Law and Policy Clinical Fellow
Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic

Deadline: July 16, 2015

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, a division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovatio...

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Job and Internship Openings
The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School

Deadline: May 26, 2015

>The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is seeking sum... Read More

Research Assistant on School Food Interventions
Harvard Law School

Deadline: January 30, 2015

Seeking an HLS research assistant with excellent writing, editorial and organizational skills to par...

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Screening of Fed Up

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Documentary Synopsis


Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 year...

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington, DC

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law...

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Deans’ Food System Challenge on Monday, October 27th
Harvard Innovation Lab

Deadline: October 27, 2014

>Kickoff Event: Monday, October 27th, 2014, 6:00 P


Location: Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Av...

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UCLA, Harvard Law Schools launch joint annual conference on food law and policy

Harvard Law Today, August 8, 2014

From the article


UCLA School of Law and Harvard Law School have announced the inauguration of the...

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Deadline: August 29, 2014

>Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is actively soliciting original manuscripts, responses... Read More

Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Deadline: July 14 - 18, 2014

Please join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University...

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Health and Food Law Opportunities at Harvard Law School

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein Hall 3019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

1Ls and 2Ls will have the opportunity to learn more about different classes and extracurricular acti...

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The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century: The 2013 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference

Friday, May 03, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC, Harvard Law School
Watch Event Recordings

Conference Descriptio


The Food and Drug Administration, the US government’s oldest comprehen...

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Forum on Food Labeling: Putting the Label on the Table

Friday, March 08, 2013
Austin East and West, Harvard Law School

The Harvard Law School Food Law Society's second annual conference was a part of the Society'...

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