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Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days 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...

Dungeness Crab season opening delayed till December 1, 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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 22 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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...

It’s No Longer Illegal to Serve Foie Gras in California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

The California ban on foie gras has been overturned on Bastille Day. "Foie gras, the fattened liver of duck or goose, is no longer illegal to serve in California, as long as the product is com...

San Francisco's Ferry Building classified as a "mall" [update: reclassified as "transit terminal"]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Now classified as an indoor mall, the Ferry Building was forced to close its main food hall under the current health orders. Only those businesses with exterior entrances can be accessed by the pub...

Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . We’re at a moment in time where it’s become so obvious we really need to work together. If the pandemic has made anything clear, it’s how truly interdependent we are, how we need to join to...

German court forced to rule as cheese smell gets up woman's nose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Ms Kragler says the smell of the cheese comes up through windows, staircases and even claims the smell comes through electric sockets. . . He also claims that the smell is actually fro...

If You Use Grubhub, Please Read--They Defied SF's Delivery Commission Fee Cap

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

More reasons to hate Grubhub. From Tablehopper: "On Friday June 12th, the first day Mayor Breed allowed San Francisco restaurants to offer outdoor dining service, many SF restaurants who use Gru...

Pandemic-EBT for eligible California families

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EB...

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Join Forces on Bill to Ban Most Factory Farming by 2040

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . The Farm System Reform Act would prohibit new large factory farms from going into business and force others to cease expansions before halting operations entirely within two decades. Warren...

"Should someone have to die so others can savor a steak?"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

" . . . what about the meat plant workers who face heading back into factories -- where social distancing may be impossible? Employers promise new measures, including protective gear and health s...