Bangkok Bans Street Food, the Greenest States, and More Food News

April 24, 2017
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Say It Ain’t So! Bangkok Set to Ban Street Food Vendors
“A month after the city was named the finest street food destination in the world by CNN for the second year, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) continued its operation to reclaim the pavements for pedestrians and announced that vendors would be banned entirely from the capital’s streets.” – The Nation

Farmers Lobby for Fair Immigration Policies
“Fruit and vegetable growers, dairy and cattle farmers and owners of plant nurseries and vineyards have begun lobbying politicians at home and in Washington to get them to deal with immigration in a way that minimizes the harm to their livelihoods.” – AP News

How Green Is Your State?
“In order to highlight the greenest states and call out those doing a poor job of caring for the environment, WalletHub’s analysts compared each of the 50 states in terms of 20 key metrics designed to illustrate each state’s environmental quality and the eco-friendliness of its policies. Our data set ranges from LEED-certified buildings per capita to share of energy consumption from renewable resources.” – WalletHub

Bad News for Champagne Lovers
“Champagne makers fear that they have again lost a significant amount of their potential grape harvest after plunging temperatures caused severe late-spring frosts in France's premier sparkling wine region, as well as in other vineyard areas of the country.” – Decanter

Animal Welfare Becoming Mainstream
“Animal welfare has become a concern for a growing number of consumers, according to Packaged Facts, which found 58% of shoppers may be seeking products with such claims as free-range, cage-free or humanely raised.” – Food Business News

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