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Florida - Personal Garden Bill Clears First Hurdle

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . 'I think when one thinks about the idea of a code-enforcement officer going onto a property that you own and requiring you — under threat of fine — to tear up a garden that you have prepare...

Minnesota will pay residents to make their lawns bee-friendly

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

" . . . Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a series of budget bills that included the provision of $900,000 for helping homeowners populate their pristine lawns with bee-friendly plants, like nativ...

One man ate 'expired' food for a year, and he's just fine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

" . . . Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yogurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their...

California Free Fishing Days: July 6 & August 31, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

“. . . 'Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for seasoned anglers to introduce friends and neighbors to their love of the sport,' said California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director ...

Mission Pie vs. the Gig Economy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . In April, the news broke that DoorDash — one of the many food delivery services of the sort Heisler will not do business with — was applying tips given to its delivery workers to their base...

Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food and Farming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Food and farming haven’t been high on the list of campaign priorities in recent decades, except maybe in Iowa. But this year, that appears to be shifting. With the pivotal role that rural v...

Trump threatens Tequila tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Trump announced he was “invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act” in order to “address the emergency at the southern border”. From 10 June, all g...

Boston Liquor Laws

TroyTempest
by TroyTempest 3 months ago

Last weekend I was in Boston, and we decided to go to the North End for Italian food. I was craving a Martini, and was told that they didn't have gin. So, I asked if there was scotch. Another no...

To block California soda taxes, companies paid for ‘Black Panther’ tickets, fancy dinners

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Monning said the soft drink industry is a formidable adversary. Many colleagues tell him they can’t vote for legislation that would reduce sales because they have a distributor in their dis...

Buy your wine now

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . “This year, we’ve brought it forward. We have to get enough stock, at least six months, into the UK before the end of March. It’d just be dumb not to. There’s no Brexit that’ll be good for ...

Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . From the avocados on avocado toast, to the limes and tequila in margaritas, the United States is heavily reliant on Mexican imports of fruit, vegetables and alcohol to meet consumer demand....

Street Food Legalized in Los Angeles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At long last, the estimated 10,000 street food vendors in Los Angeles have a pathway to legitimacy. "That means the fight is far from over, but today marks the first time in the city’s history t...

American Indian Traditional Foods In USDA School Meals Programs: A Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkit

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Sharing this announcement: Greetings, The American Indian Traditional Foods In USDA School Meals Programs: A Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkit is a new resource to help source, menu, credit, a...

Pink Slime Is Back as "Ground Beef"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . Though ABC made the term 'pink slime' famous, the network didn’t actually coin it. The term originated with a USDA microbiologist, David Zirnstein, who used it in a 2002 email to agency sta...

Government shutdown curtails FDA food safety inspections

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . FDA inspectors are not looking for salmonella in breakfast cereal, E. coli in romaine lettuce, or listeria in ice cream. Companies can still make their own checks, of course, and the FDA is...

Belgium bans Jewish kosher and Muslim halal slaughter

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . But slaughter by Muslim halal and Jewish kosher rules requires that an animal be in perfect health — which religious authorities say rules out stunning it first — and be killed with a singl...

State(s) with the Lowest Liquor Taxes / Prices?

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by signofthefourwinds 7 years ago

Because individual States apply various state and local taxes, I'm wondering if anyone has a source that compares the 50 States and indicates what State(s) have the overall lowest costs for spirits...

Eating NAFTA

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

" . . . NAFTA’s health impacts include a rise in caloric intake in Canada, but its effects have been especially significant in Mexico. Even in renegotiations today, big food companies are lobbying ...

USPS Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"The U.S. Postal Service’s first scratch-and-sniff stamps will add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings when the Postal Service introduces ...