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How Millennials Faked the Food Movement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"...Twenty-and-30-somethings share articles about new cookie flavors far more than articles on how to change the food system. We’re eager to eat “local” but less interested in actually thinking abo...

Senate blocks bill that would override state GMO labeling laws

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"The U.S. Senate on Wednesday blocked a bill that would nullify state and local efforts to require food makers to label products made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as the industry r...

South Africa is first African country attempting to tax sugary beverages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

" . . . Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan introduced the tax on everything from carbonated soft drinks to flavoured water in February's budget speech, partly as a way to tackle the country's bulging ...

Interesting thoughts/laws re: BYOB

by zin1953 8 years ago

Over on the "Spirits" board, there is an interesting thread entitled "Ever take anything but wine or beer to a BYOB?" -- see http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884022 That got me to thinking, and ...

Berkeley soda tax not passed through to consumers in higher prices

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

“In light of the predictions of the proponents of the tax, as well as in light of the previous research, we expected to see the tax fully passed through to consumers,” said Cawley, professor of pol...

Food Freedom Rally on March 16, Ontario, Canada

by vil 4 years ago

Greetings All. Do you know that Canada is currently the only G8 country that prohibits the sale and distribution of unpasteurized milk? That, on the other hand, there are small groups of dairy f...

Big Food Accused of 'Elaborate Scheme' to Kill GMO Labeling Effort

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...At issue is an $11 million fund that the GMA established in 2013. Called the 'Defense of Brands' fund, it was earmarked for specific lobbying and education efforts surrounding genetically modif...

Overwhelmed By Homeless Encampment, San Francisco's Rainbow Grocery Seeks Solutions

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"When you're running a business that's valued equality and inclusivity for 40 years, how do you handle the problems that come with operating alongside the city's largest homeless encampment? For Ra...

Baltimore bill calls for warning labels on sugar sweetened drinks.

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

The signs would say: "Warning: drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to tooth decay, obesity and diabetes. This message is from the Baltimore City Health Department."

Hamburg bans single-use coffee pods from its government buildings

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...While state governments making laws to 'save cities from themselves' can be a terrible idea, in Hamburg’s case, the decision seems really wise. The law only applies to staff in government-owned...

The FDA will begin testing food for the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...Tests on foods including soybeans, corn, milk and eggs are set to begin this year, says Food and Drug Administration spokesperson Lauren Sucher. In 2014, the Government Accountability Office ca...

Maryland Poultry Litter Management Bill Introduced

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"... farmers often raise tens of thousands of birds at a time, and spread their manure on the surrounding land in quantities the land cannot possibly absorb. As a result, over 200,000 tons of exce...

Parmesan w/cellulose

by BiscuitBoy 5 years ago

I doubt any of us are buying parm that originates from (gasp!) Pennsylvania, but here's a little tidbit to beware of: https://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/parmesan-cheese-sprinkle-penne-could-1...

‘Parmesan’ Cheese Might Actually Be Cheddar or Wood Pulp

by EM23 5 years ago

From the article: "The FDA warns Parmesan fraud has become a serious problem for American consumers. Tests show products described as "100 percent Parmesan" routinely have cut-rate substitutes — l...

At last, punishment for pay-to-play

by hotoynoodle 5 years ago

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/02/12/state-hit-beer-distributor-with-day-license-suspension/CadsJk4om6CHfVYJP1BHwJ/story.html abcc hit craft brewers with a hefty and unprecedented fin...

Iranian saffron

by sandiasingh 5 years ago

Will you shell out for authentic Iranian saffron soon to reach American shores? Don't know what the price will be but I'll be watching.

FDA restrictions keeping some great cheeses out of stores

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

"...Roquefort — France’s top-selling blue — is in the agency’s cross hairs along with raw-milk versions of Morbier, St. Nectaire and Tomme de Savoie." By Janet Fletcher

Is American Olive Oil About to Have Its Moment?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...When California, with one-tenth of 1 percent of the world’s market, adopted chemical standards stricter than the IOC mandates, it made waves in the Old World. The rules, which for now apply onl...

WHO: Sugar tax needed in war on obesity

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"... The new report by WHO's Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity says there is strong evidence that a sugar tax can work alongside other measures, such as tackling big portion sizes and unclear ...

Importing dried loose herbs from South Korea

by rathehouse 5 years ago

Are there any listings of herbs enter-able or not enter-able to the US for dried loose herbs?

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