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All Los Angeles farmers markets will now accept food stamps
A week ago the Los Angeles City Council made it easier for Los Angeles residents of all income levels to purchase produce at farmers markets. #policynews #foodnews
JenniferEmilson That's awesome!
5.5 Million Pounds of Chicken Sold to Schools Recalled
YUCK. Number 4,052 why NOT to eat chicken nuggets. "You will not believe what they found in these nuts." #foodnews
Brianne gross! plastic?!
GooseBarry Isn't this why we need a #FoodRevolution? This chicken was pre-cooked. If the school cooked it's own chicken maybe we wouldn't have rubber and plastic in it.
Bittman's op-ed today on why Philly's Proposal of a Soda Tax is different
"The tax is being billed as an anti-poverty initiative. Until now, every proposed soda tax has been sold first as a health measure; income from the tax has been secondary — destined for the general...
DietID_TeamDietitians A projected $95M annually - this is pretty fantastic.
Garbage entrepreneurs are turning food waste into a business
"Part-time waitress, full-time garbage entrepreneur — Melissa Tashjian has carved out a niche helping turn smelly food scraps into a dark, rich medium to grow more fruits and vegetables." #nofoodwa...
Why Processed Foods May Promote Gut Inflammation
"Certain food additives may interfere with your gut bacteria, causing changes that boost inflammation in the intestines." #foodnews #itsscience
Meaty, 'Bleeding' Veggie Burgers Sell Out in an Hour
"They debuted yesterday at a Whole Foods in Colorado." #foodnews
etsummer So interesting...I wonder what types of diets these are most attractive to. Longtime vegans/vegetarians who get meat cravings or maybe meat eaters wanting to venture into a more plant-based diet? I...
Mobile Pantries Get Food Where People Need It Most
"As food insecurity spikes, food banks are using refrigerated trucks to bring fresh food directly to communities nationwide." #foodnews #foodpolicy #NoFoodWaste
Aliza genius redistribution solution!
When it Comes to Food Access, are Grocery Store Hours as Important as Location? #FoodNews
"New research takes on an overlooked aspect of the national conversation around food desserts: grocery store hours."
mirasingh Hours are really important. Not everyone can get out of work to get food. This is also an issue with farmers markets and CSAs. Markets usually close at 5pm at the latest. I don't expect the farmer...
etsummer @mirasingh really good point. I feel the same way--I can't get to our closest farmers market before it closes (at 2pm!) during the week either. I would definitely shop there and more easily support...
Target Just Funded a Handful of Groups at the Heart of the Food Movement
"Target, the mega-retailer known for its low-wage jobs, just invested in a handful of high-profile food organizations." #foodnews
Obama’s New Overtime Rules Will Give Restaurant Workers Much-Deserved Raises !
This could change restaurant culture, minimum wage and the middle class! #foodnews #policynews
DietID_TeamDietitians This is such a big deal. I'm curious if this new federal ruling will ensure more restaurants will move to a no tipping model to ensure they can compensate chefs their well-deserved overtime pay....
RahulRaRa Very interesting news
rahbjee Thanks Obama! 🙋🏻