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2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Today the crab fleets in California and Oregon reached price agreement with wholesalers to start the season. Yesterday's offer from the fishers was $3.10 per pound. https://wildrivers.lostcoastoutp...

Pandemic Worsens Dominant Food Retailers’ Anti-Competitive Tactics Against Local, Independent Grocers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

The National Grocers Association has issued a white paper and asks Congress to investigate antitrust violations by dominant retail chains. https://www.nationalgrocers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021...

US Courts Deliver Body Blows to Wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Wine lovers took a big legal setback on Tuesday, as a US federal appeals court ruled that a Florida wine shop cannot ship wine to customers in Missouri, even though Missouri stores can. The cas...

"February 23 is Patty Day, Toronto’s tastiest holiday"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . But the Jamaican beef patty of Toronto differs from patties elsewhere both in style and, because of 1985’s Patty Wars, in name: in Jamaica they are simply 'patties,' while in Toronto, they ...

Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . These ordinances are shining one more spotlight on long-standing inequities exposed by the pandemic. While a number of companies provided their employees—who have faced unprecedented risks ...

NYC bans selling Foie Gras at restaurants & groceries!

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Mayor DeBlasio is set to sign a bill banning the sale of foie gras in New York City, a delicacy enjoyed at many high end restaurants, starting in 2022. Restaurateurs are expressing their outrage, n...

Bruce Jack on the human & industry cost of Covid-19 in South Africa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

During the pandemic, exports of South African wine have been prohibited. The SA wine industry normally sells 50% of its production abroad. And domestic sales of alcohol are banned as well in an eff...

There is wood pulp in your “100 percent grated cheese.”

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . In his latest opinion, Judge Hamilton wrote that if companies could lawfully claim to sell 100 percent grated cheese that contained additives, it would put their competitors at a disadvanta...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"The commercial Dungeness crab season in the central management area, which was scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 15, will be delayed due to the presence of whales within fishing grounds and the poten...

Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of...

"Small Data, Big Implications"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . On the one hand, these studies confirm how hard it is to make indoor dining safe,since masks cannot be worn while eating. Airborne transmission is not only possible while dining, it is poss...

We Can Tackle Hunger and Joblessness at the Same Time

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . Andrés adds: 'We could put a lot of Americans to work building kitchens in the schools, raising the quality level [of meals], hiring people that we trained to be feeding their children.' . ."

Irish Supreme Court: Subway sandwiches contain 'too much sugar' to legally be considered bread

patsully
by patsully 7 months ago

The headline is great, but I was curious just how this came to be a matter worthy of Ireland's court system: "The ruling today arose from an appeal from Bookfinders Ltd, a Subway franchisee, which ...

The Silent Suffering of Cafeteria Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . This spring and summer, thousands of K–12 cafeteria workers across the country continued working at schools that were closed to students, making sure that the millions of children who rely ...

NY Times: America at Hunger's Edge

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

". . . In the pandemic economy, nearly one in eight households doesn’t have enough to eat. . . . Treating hunger as a temporary emergency, instead of a symptom of systemic problems, has always inf...

Free School Meals for Kids extended through December 31, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

One piece of good news on Monday . . . under pressure from Congress and child hunger advocates, the USDA reversed itself to extend free meals for children through year-end. While this does not cove...

CalFresh wildfire disaster food assistance

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

• On Aug. 26, 2020, FNS approved California’s request to waive the timely reporting of food loss in the eight affected counties listed below. This waiver approval allows households to request, b...