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Are "Natural Flavors" Really Natural?---NYT

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by jayjay 12 days ago

Edited to Add original source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/01/well/eat/are-natural-flavors-really-natural.html Q. I heard that “natural flavors” added to flavored seltzer water are not natur...

CAFPC: 2020 California Food Policy Report

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

"...California is uniquely positioned to address the linked conditions of racial, food, and climate injustices, and their intergenerational impacts. As a global leader in food production, Californi...

How to Transform Your American Vaccination Card into a French Health Pass

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Our friends at Paris by Mouth walk through step by step how to obtain the French Health Pass that will be required as of August 1 to enter restaurants, cafes (even outdoor areas) and trains.

Op-Ed: DoorDash, Grubhub want to gouge a bigger chunk of SF's restaurant revenues

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The evil delivery twins, DoorDash and Grubhub are suing San Francisco to overturn the permanent 15% cap on delivery fees charged to restaurants. The Board of Supervisors passed this measure to coun...

CBS: California Grocers, Restaurateurs Seek Delay of New Bacon Law

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . While groups are working to delay the measure, the state has eased the transition to the new system. It has allowed pork processed under the old rules and held in cold storage to be sold in...

$655M and new regulations to strengthen meat industry competition

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . The meat industry has long been dominated by a few big players, a system that has been exposed in the recent past both by pandemic-related shortages and the litany of investigations, lawsui...

Starbucks workers form their 1st union in the U.S. in a big win for labor

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Starbucks workers have voted to form their first U.S. union. Workers from one store in Buffalo, N.Y., voted to unionize, in a watershed moment for Starbucks, which operates 8,953 stores in the ...

From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Over one-third of the food produced in the United States is never eaten, wasting the resources used to produce it and creating a myriad of environmental impacts. Food waste is the single most comm...

Sangria label question

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by bsugarcream 2 months ago

I grew up in a house where no one touched alcohol. Not one wine opener in the kitchen- actually I believe my parents still don’t own a wine opener. So, I’m not very well-versed in the world of wine...

Dungeness Crab Season Could Be Delayed Again This Year

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Whales seem to be hanging around Monterey Bay longer due to warmer ocean temperatures, says Geoff Shester, California campaign director and senior scientist with Monterey-based Oceana Conse...

LA Times Op-Ed: What In-N-Out’s vaccine standoff reveals about the California dream

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . It takes a delusional Californian to think In-N-Out was anything more than what it is, just like it takes a delusional Californian to build houses in fire country and then rebuild them when...

The Fight to Rein in Delivery Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Should you need more reasons to despise DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, here are a couple more: "...as I began to probe the history of the delivery-app sector, the thirty-per-cent commission re...

Instacart Workers Consider Walk-Off on Oct 16

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The pandemic has, perhaps inevitably, revealed the true costs of many conveniences that previously have been taken for granted. Getting nearly anything you want brought to your door as soon...

Danone/Horizon to terminate 89 organic milk contracts in Northeast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"...Dairy farmer Abbie Corse, a member of the board of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, said loopholes in the USDA’s National Organic Program were a factor. 'It’s allowing larg...

Engadget: Chicago sues DoorDash and GrubHub, alleging deceptive business practices

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

". . . Specifically, the city claims that both DoorDash and GrubHub have consistently advertised delivery services from restaurants that never consented to a listing on their platforms. The city al...

Z & Y Restaurant to pay workers $1.61 million in back wages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

“… Z & Y has agreed to pay 22 workers $1.61 million in a hefty wage theft settlement, including nearly $600,000 in tips that the workers say the restaurant withheld from them. The original complain...

Petaluma-based Miyoko’s Creamery prevails in First Amendment lawsuit centered on advertising

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Interesting development, US District Court would not stop the use of dairy-based terminology to describe vegan products that are not made with milk. “Quite simply, language evolves,” Seeborg sai...

Alameda County supervisors vote to allow sale of home-cooked food under state law

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 9 months ago

“Alameda County supervisors on Tuesday took the first step toward allowing home cooks and chefs to prepare, cook and serve meals from their homes. More than 50 advocates showed up to a home kitc...