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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!
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! 🙋🏻
Can the USDA Force Convenience Stores to Provide Healthier Food for SNAP Users?
"Stricter SNAP eligibility rules could improve the selection in small neighborhood stores. Or it could prompt those stores to opt out of the program all together." #policynews #foodpolicy
Chefs Head To The Hill To Cook Up Policy Change: DCist
#nofoodwaste #policynews "Celebrity chefs headed to the Hill this week to advocate for legislation aimed at standardizing food expiration labels."
DietID_TeamDietitians @EvaLouise how did the congressional hearing go?
EvaLouise It was hugely successful! A true bipartisan win for then issue of food waste !
San Francisco Soda Tax Backers Say Measure Will Be on Ballot
Backers of a sugary drink tax say the issue will be on San Francisco's November ballot, despite missing a key deadline by one day. Campaign organizers had announced Thursday morning that they had c...
DietID_TeamDietitians Yes! This came up in our #FoodRevolution tweet chat
What You Need To Know About the New GMO Labeling Law - Modern Farmer
"This is what you'll eventually find on grocery-store food products." #policynews #foodnews
Obama Expected to Sign Industry-Backed GMO Label Bill Into Law - EcoWatch
"UPDATE: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a 306-117 vote Thursday. The bill now heads to President Obama's desk. Looks like we're finally getting GMO labels on food products—jus...
DietID_TeamDietitians Should we tweet to Obama? QR codes won't work!
SallyRogers @Rachna agreed!!!
mirasingh QR codes? Every other country just has a regular label. Why can't we do the same?
Will New Chemical Regulations Keep Toxics off Our Plates?
"Congress has agreed to revise the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Will it be enough to make our food and water safer?" #policynews
Pizza Hut Hops on the Antibiotic-Free, No-Preservatives Bandwagon
"It follows in the footsteps of McDonald's and a number of other chains" #policynews #foodnews
Japan Will Attempt to Regulate Bluefin Tuna Fishing
"The Pacific bluefin population has suffered staggering losses" #foodnews #policynews