Blue Cross Plans Launch Food Delivery To Address Social Determinants

Forbes, February 12, 2019
by Bruce Japsen

One of the nation’s largest Blue Cross Blue Shield companies is expanding food delivery to 40 zip codes considered "food deserts" in Chicago and Dallas through a new service as health insurers… Read More

How Chummy Are Junk Food Giants and China’s Health Officials?

New York Times, January 9, 2019
by Andrew Jacobs

Happy 10 Minutes, a Chinese government campaign that encouraged schoolchildren to exercise for 10 minutes a day, would seem a laudable step toward improving public health in a nation struggling with alarming… Read More

All seven of the FDA’s recent commissioners agree it should be independent

STAT, January 7, 2019
by Ike Swetlitz

WASHINGTON — Nearly every person who’s run the Food and Drug Administration in recent history agrees the agency should break free from its political supervisors — a rare consensus from… Read More

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 Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As compared with some of the other people whose names were floated… Read More

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 foods containing genetically engineered materials. The measure preempts state laws, like Vermont’s,… Read More

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 paying millions of dollars to throw away food? One answer—maybe the answer—is… Read More

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

Deadline: August 23, 2016

Global Food Ethics and Policy ProgramThe Senior Research Program Coordinator will perform research and administrative tasks related to the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program.  The Global Food Ethics… Read More

Research Project Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Deadline: July 29, 2016

General DescriptionThe Research Project Coordinator will provide research and administrative assistance for two grant-funded projects at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.  The first… Read More

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 two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse… Read More

FDA - Food

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Website for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, one of the agencies responsible for regulating the safety of the U.S. food supply.  Read More

Genetically Modified Crops

Foundation of American Scientists

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

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 food. Read More

Food, Genetically Modified

World Health Organization

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

FDA - Guidance and Regulation

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Section of the FDA website containing FDA guidance and regulatory information applicable to food, including information about food safety programs, manufacturing processes, industry systems, and import/export… Read More

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 crops.  Read More

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 government by providing them with a technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment… Read More

Food from Genetically Engineered Plants

Food and Drug Administration

This FDA site includes consumer information about food from genetically engineered plants, as well as FDA regulatory guidelines on these plants.  Read More

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 egg products. Read More

Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects

National Academy of Science

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

Foodborne Outbreaks

Centers for Disease Control

This site outlines the CDC’s role in investigation, surveillance, and prevention of food safety outbreaks.  Read More

Bioengineered (Genetically Engineered) Crops and Foods

American Medical Association

AMA statement on genetically engineered crops and foods.  Read More

Food Safety

Describes provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 and their role in strengthening the food safety system.  Read More

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 implications.  Read More

Codex Alimentarius

World Health Organization

The Codex, administered by WHO and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, establishes international food safety benchmarks to promote consumer safety.  Read More

Food Labeling Litigation

by Nicole E. Negowetti

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

Food and Drug Law Institute

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

Food Safety News

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

Food and Drug Law

Peter Hutt et al., 2013

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

“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 and Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen will participate in a plenary session at the 2016 MAGI Clinical Research… Read More

Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics: Cross-Registration Opportunity for Harvard Students
Harvard Medical School

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Cross-registration is available for "Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics," a new course being offered as part of the HMS Master’s program in bioethics. A course description is provided below. Interested… Read More

Call for papers:  Imagining the Future of Animal Farming: Natureculture and Technoscience
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in San Francisco, March 29 - April 2, 2016

Deadline: October 28, 2015

Call for papers: CFP: Imagining the future of animal farming: Natureculture and technosciences. (Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in San Francisco, March 29 - April 2, 2016)… Read More

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 addition to teaching the subject, [Jacob] Gersen founded and oversees the Food Law Lab at the Petrie-Flom… Read More

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 of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies! This volume, co-edited by Petrie-Flom Center Executive… Read More

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 Innovation of Harvard Law School, is seeking a Clinical Fellow (35181BR) to start in summer or early fall… Read More

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications
Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL), Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Deadline: February 20, 2015

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine and Harvard Medical School invites its 2015 round of applications for postdoctoral… Read More

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 summer interns for its 2015 summer clinic semester in its Health Law and Policy Clinic and its… 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 participate in the final stages of preparing a national policy toolkit on school food interventions for… Read More

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

Deadline: October 27, 2014

Kickoff Event: Monday, October 27th, 2014, 6:00 PM Location: Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA Through the 2015 Deans’ Food System Challenge, creative and entrepreneurial students… Read More

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 UCLA-Harvard Food Law and Policy Conference, a joint annual conference that will focus on issues in the… Read More

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, essays, and book reviews devoted to the examination of issues related to the intersection of law and… 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 for a one-week intensive summer institute exploring the domestic and international legal, regulatory,… Read More

Call for Abstracts: Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation
Washington, DC

Deadline: June 03, 2014

      The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Food and Drug Law Institute are pleased to announce an upcoming collaborative… Read More

Harvard Law School to Host Conference on Food Safety Law

Food Safety News, December 10, 2013
by James Andrews

The Petrie-Flom Center's upcoming conference "New Directions for Food Safety: The Food Safety Modernization Act and Beyond," which will be held at Harvard Law School on Friday, February 21, 2014, was… Read More