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Chefs Lobby Congress for Better Food Policy

Monday, December 1, 2014

Chefs from around the nation are asking Congress for better food policy, including GMO labeling.

Politico’s Helena Bottemiller Evich writes:

“The school lunch debate will be a big test for the culinary political network, but it’s only one of a long list of food policies the chefs are looking to be active on. In addition to the upcoming advocacy for mandatory GMO labeling, organizers are starting to lay the groundwork for getting more local food support in the next farm bill, which is at least four years away.

Read the full Politico article here.

Table Scraps

OregonLive breaks down the approaching Oregon GE labeling measure recount.

Herald-Mail Media lays out Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s plan to reduce phosphorus in the Chesapeake.

Tweet of the Day

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Herd Around the Hill

Tonight, check out patio at Bar+Kitchen; where you can enjoy their DIY cider bar and s’mores!