Sugar stands accused

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Science journalist and author Gary Taubes ’77 made his case that sugar consumption — which has risen dramatically over the last century — drives metabolic dysfunction that makes people sick. The hour-long talk was sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and drawn from Taubes’ new book, “The Case Against Sugar.”

Hunger for change: Panelists focus on a fix for a broken food system

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A system that makes healthy food expensive and junk food cheap should be fixed, said a panel of experts who gathered at Harvard Law School on Nov. 30 to discuss “Transforming Our Food System,” a discussion sponsored by the HLS Food Law and Policy Clinic in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Tommy Tobin, channeling a passion for food into service and scholarship

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When a severe speech impediment left him struggling to be understood, food became a way for Tommy Tobin ’16 to connect with others. In high school he volunteered at a food bank and with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and watched his actions speak volumes. “Speaking through service became a theme for me.”

Focusing on law and the treatment of animals

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Harvard Magazine recently featured a story on the evolution of animal law in the United States, highlighting the new HLS Animal Law & Policy Program and faculty director Kristen Stilt. In February, to commemorate Animal Law Week, Harvard Law School hosted a series of animal law lunchtime talks, with topics ranging from Islamic law, direct democracy, and environmental law.

Food Law Clinic urges Congress to continue progress towards making nutritious meals available to all children

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The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic has released a policy brief about changes to the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (CNR) that can support healthy school meals by preserving advances in nutrition standards, increasing participation in national school programs, and increased funding for reimbursable meals, farm to school grants, and kitchen equipment grants.