Cottage Food Laws Win in Maine, a Vegetarian Airline, and more Food News

July 20, 2017
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Maine Leads the Way in Food Freedom
“A wide range of regulations can fall under the term food freedom, including cottage food laws that allow home cooks to sell their products to the public or donate rescued food without fear of liability. But food freedom proponents are hailing Maine’s new law as a groundbreaking win, and one they hope is emblematic of the future success of their movement. The new Maine law is the first to allow municipalities to enforce their own food regulations.” – Civil Eats

Air India Becomes the First Airline to Go Vegetarian
“In order to cut costs and avoid awkward food mix-ups, the sarkari national carrier Air India has decided to go down the ‘sanskari’ route and stop serving non-vegetarian food to its economy class passengers on domestic flights.” – The Wire

Leonor Espinosa Wins the 2017 Basque Culinary World Prize
“Leonor Espinosa is known for taking great pride in the cuisine of her country, as well as nurturing and promoting the value of its biodiversity. Through the Funleo foundation, Espinosa revives the ancestral knowledge and know-how of mainly indigenous and Afro-Colombian peoples. She supports rural development based on food sovereignty, and promotes routes to market for small producers as well as spaces for education, nutrition, enterprise and tourism in ethnic locations. In addition to gathering support for opening a Comprehensive Gastronomy Centre in Chocó as an alternative framework to drug trafficking, she urges Colombia to raise awareness of its culinary richness, and wants its communities to take responsibility for transforming their biological, cultural and intangible heritage into tools for socio-economic development.” – Basque Culinary World Prize

High-Quality Products, Everything $3
“Sharkey and Leffler set out to create a new landing point for a consumer who’s looking for quality and transparency, and eschews brand loyalty and the resulting choice overload familiar to anyone who’s ever stepped into a grocery store aisle. Their resulting venture is appropriately called Brandless, and it launched on July 11 with a curated selection of around 115 essential products (which will balloon to 300 by December)–from condiments to kitchen appliances to cleaning products–all for $3 or less.” – Fast Company

Ted Talk: Can Clouds Buy Us More Time to Solve Climate Change?
“Climate change is real, case closed. But there's still a lot we don't understand about it, and the more we know the better chance we have to slow it down. One still-unknown factor: How might clouds play a part? There's a small hope that they could buy us some time to fix things ... or they could make global warming worse. Climate scientist Kate Marvel takes us through the science of clouds and what it might take for Earth to break its own fever.” – Ted.com

Article from Edible Communities at http://www.ediblecommunities.com/sustainable-food/cottage-food-laws-win-maine-vegetarian-airline-and-more-food-news
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