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Only positives for reduced sodium intake
3yr thehill.com
Congress is currently considering legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs, including ...
Congress is currently considering legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs, including nutrition standards for school meals. #policynews #foodnews
Danny Meyer first proposed no tipping in 1994 and only now is it coming into play. An interview with Danny.
3yr freakonomics.com
"The restaurant business model is warped: kitchen wages are too low to hire cooks, while diners a...
"The restaurant business model is warped: kitchen wages are too low to hire cooks, while diners are put in charge of paying the waitstaff. So what happens if you eliminate tipping, raise menu price...
Hillary Clinton Now Says She Supports a $15 Minimum Wage
3yr eater.com
#policynews Thank Bernie Sanders for this one.
#policynews Thank Bernie Sanders for this one.
  • Rachna So interesting. Curious what the small business response is to this.
Senator Pat Roberts Thinks Chicken Welfare is "Absolutely Ridiculous"
3yr modernfarmer.com
This is depressing. "Maybe if he attended even half of the agriculture meetings, he'd know more."...
This is depressing. "Maybe if he attended even half of the agriculture meetings, he'd know more." #policynews #foodnews
160 billion lbs of food are wasted yearly due to confusing date-labeling laws.
3yr vimeo.com
EXPIRED is a five minute film that reveals how best by and sell by dates applied at the state lev...
EXPIRED is a five minute film that reveals how best by and sell by dates applied at the state level restrict stores from selling or donating perfectly good food. Did you know that "spoiled" pasteur...
  • unconventionalbaker Really a shame. I guess there's no way to avoid this when food is mass produced the way it is today -- common sense is traded for "standards" that tend to backfire... :/
  • JenniferEmilson Isn't it also an issue of not understand 'Best By' dates vs 'Use By' dates. Best By is a safety net for retailers, even though there is plenty of life still in that product! Nothing beats our own...
  • annefood @JenniferEmilson totally! But apparently those best by dates aren't even backed by current science, yet after that date the food can't even be donated! There needs to be some sort of either a)...
Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food Policy
3yr huffingtonpost.com
Helpful to see a side-by-side comparison of the candidates on specific environmental, health and ...
Helpful to see a side-by-side comparison of the candidates on specific environmental, health and food issues. Though I have to say, some of the answers scare me! 😳☹️ #policynews
  • Rachna I've been waiting for this piece! Thank you for sharing... Though I feel similarly shocked. It's interesting how many candidates share policy recommendations that don't match up with their own...
  • Gwendolyn Yes exactly! On a side note- Ted Cruz saying that if his wife is First Lady, French Fries will return to the cafeteria? Talk about stellar food policy... We do NOT need someone to come in and...
  • Rachna Yea I saw that article. I was horrified!
New York's Path to $15 Minimum Wage: Uneven, and Bumpy
3yr nytimes.com
Nine months from now, there will be six different hourly minimum wages in the state: fast food wo...
Nine months from now, there will be six different hourly minimum wages in the state: fast food workers in Manhattan, fast food workers elsewhere, the list goes on... #policynews
  • Ricky Interesting. Is this a good thing? Without knowing better, I'd tend to think so since a single number is obviously too simplistic, but I'm sure this has lots of consequences.
Good Riddance, Chemicals: Microbes Are Farming’s Hot New Pesticides
3yr wired.com
With today’s food politics, the chemical fertilizers and pesticides that fantastically increased ...
With today’s food politics, the chemical fertilizers and pesticides that fantastically increased yields in the 20th century are looking not so hot anymore. #policynews
Eat less meat to meet EU climate targets, study says
3yr foodnavigator.com
Is going meatless the way to meat (pun intended) the Paris climate summit's goals? #policynews
Is going meatless the way to meat (pun intended) the Paris climate summit's goals? #policynews
Is the fresh fruit and vegetable program in schools going to be changed by canning lobbyists?
3yr civileats.com
"If the House gets its way, food industry lobbying could undermine the fresh fruit and vegetable ...
"If the House gets its way, food industry lobbying could undermine the fresh fruit and vegetable program, which brings fresh produce to public schools." #policynews