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LA’s Moves To Protect Street-Food Vendors Come With A Catch


LA is the only major US city where selling food on sidewalks is illegal. President Trump's immigration policies have pushed the city council to change the law.

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‘Sell By’ Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date


Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may dupe consumers into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations are proposing reforms.

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José Andrés Closes Restaurants For ‘Day Without Immigrants’

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The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work.

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Most Of The Fish We Use For Fishmeal Could Feed Humans Instead


Currently, one-fourth of all fish caught globally goes to produce fishmeal and fish oil for farmed seafood, pigs and chickens.

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Trump Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Withdraws

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Fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to head the Labor Department. Puzder became the first Trump Cabinet pick whose nomination failed.

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Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor: Hidden Human Costs Of Those Lists

Those all-too-common lists of cheap places to eat are part of a broader restaurant culture that devalues immigrant labor and ignores the consequences.

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Increased Immigration Enforcement Sets Ag Industry On Edge

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Undocumented immigrants make up a significant portion of the country’s agricultural workforce. A crackdown on immigrant workers could put farms at-risk.

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Embezzlement Probe Adds To Questions About Beef Checkoff Oversight


The check-off is a network of 45 state-based boards and councils that collects the money to promote the beef industry.

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Chlorpyrifos: Linked To Autism, Still On The Market

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The safety of chlorpyrifos has been in question for almost three decades. The next step is an outright ban by the EPA, though it's unclear if that will happen.

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Dan Williamson Wanted To Be A Dad, So His Chef Hat Had To Go

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Dan Williamson revisits his days as a professional chef with Stuffed Mushrooms With Tomato Coulis and Zucchini Hash.

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Organic Animal Welfare Rules Delayed, Giving Opponents Hope

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Implementation of the rules has been pushed back thanks to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory freeze.”

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Egg Farm Charged Under New Animal Cruelty Law

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A chicken ranch in southern California is facing animal cruelty charges that could test a new law banning extreme confinement.

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Farm Income Forecast To Drop For Fourth-Straight Year


The price of foundational crops like corn and wheat have slipped dramatically in recent years, leaving many farmers struggling to break even.

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How Fancy Cheese May Save Some Small-Scale Dairies

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Increasing demand for upscale, local foods has created a market for on-farm cheesemakers. Profit is not guaranteed and the up-front investment is significant.

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