food policy

The Gloves Come Off! California's Controversial Glove Law Has Been Repealed.

Unpopular measure went into effect this year
Jun 30, 2014 11:16 am

In a rather quick about-face, the Senate has unanimously voted to repeal the controversial law that required chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking. The measure had several purported benefits, but was met with resistance by many of the state's chefs and bartenders. Details, after the jump.

U.S. Senate Just Passed The Farm Bill. What Does It All Mean?

A numerical look at a bill two years in the making
Feb 4, 2014 5:00 pm
Photo: Travis S. on Flickr

The long-stalled Farm Bill passed in the Senate today, less than a week after passing in the House of Representatives. The bill reauthorizes hundreds of programs for agriculture, dairy production, conservation, nutrition and international food aid. So, how does it all break down? We take a peek at some of the numbers.

The New Glove Law Is Really Starting To Piss Off Some California Chefs

The new policy has state's chefs up in arms
Feb 3, 2014 4:00 pm

California’s new law requiring chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking had several purported benefits. Primarily, its implementation over the next few months is supposed to protect all food considered “exposed” or “ready to eat,” and reduce instances of foodbourne illnesses. Now, chefs are throwing around a handful of words to describe the law, and none are particularly flattering. Read on.

Are You Really, Seriously Going To Miss Trans Fats?

New FDA call is great for us all, friends. Rejoice!
Nov 8, 2013 10:00 am

Not that you need us of all people to tell you that trans fats are the devil (the devil!) but in case you hadn't heard, yesterday the FDA moved to ban them across the board. Labeling trans fats has been required since 2006, a step that encouraged many food corporations to start pulling the bad stuff from their products. But soon, food producers might not have a choice. ...YAY! 

Washington State Throws Down Against GMOs

The Evergreen State demands labels on GMO produce
Oct 30, 2013 9:00 am

Food activists in Washington state are in the last days of the I-522 battle over whether to label genetically modified produce, with both sides funneling a combined $27 million into the campaign for and against the measure. $21 million was supplied by the opposition, which officially makes anti-labeling the most expensive campaign against a ballot initiative in the state's history.

Kickstart This: Civil Eats Goes Pro!

Food community resource takes it to the next level
Oct 17, 2013 10:00 am
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Break out your Paypal passwords, friends, cause Civil Eats needs your spare dough to become the great website it's always been...only now everyone gets paid! Stay up-to-date on food policy, the who's-who of Slow Food, one nation's quest to label GMOs (it's us), Meatless Monday, eye-opening documentaries and more. With one day left to donate, time's running out!

Food News: Will Chipotle Start Using Meat With Antibiotics?

Plus, butter cow vandalism at Iowa State Fair
Aug 16, 2013 9:00 am
Butter cow

A Chipotle announcement causes controversy; salad dressing explains the economy; Iowa's butter cow is attacked; and more, in this week's food news, after the jump. 

Federal Gluten-Free Labeling & 10 A.M. NYC Brunch Are Now A Reality

All the food politics news you need to know
Aug 9, 2013 9:00 am
Gluten-free

Gluten-free labels get federal regulations, Twitter could help you avoid food poisioning, Germans balk at a day without sausage, a lab-grown beef hamburger exists and more, after the jump. 

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