By Lauren Cecilia Ojeda Behgam* In September of 2015, the USDA and EPA announced an ambitious goal of reducing food waste in the United States by 50% by 2030. This announcement arrives in the midst of increasing conversations about the expansive challenge of lost, wasted and uneaten food in our industrialized food system. To put this challenge into perspective, an estimated … [Read more...] about What Do Federal Food Waste Reduction Goals Mean for Food Recovery?
Archives for December 2015
HLPR is seeking submissions for its Student Note Competition, to be published in Vol. 10.2 in summer 2016. We are seeking policy-oriented pieces that are 4,000–13,000 words, shorter in length than a typical journal article. The deadline for submissions for the Summer 2016 issue is Friday, January 8th. Submissions should be sent to HarvardLPRSubmissions@gmail.com with the … [Read more...] about HLPR Student Note Competition Submissions Due January 8
By Julie Bachur Gopalan and Allison Wallace, CollegeSpring* Increasing the educational and professional prospects of low-income students is one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time. The Lumina Foundation estimates that over two-thirds of all U.S. jobs will require a postsecondary degree by 2018. Yet, only 9% of students in the bottom income quartile will … [Read more...] about Working Together: Improving Accountability & College Access
By Maureen Berner* What if we could tackle childhood hunger, develop local businesses, and create community jobs in the summer at the same time? There are millions of dollars in local food system sales being left on table, and millions of children who could be served by an established program, if we can only figure out a local meal distribution system that works. The … [Read more...] about Market-Hungry Farmers and Food Industry Businesses: Recognizing Summer Meals for Kids as Economic Development Opportunity