Trump’s Impact on the Food Industry and more Food News
CEOs from Bayer and Monsanto Meet with Trump
“After a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump last week, the CEOs of Bayer and Monsanto are promising an increase in American jobs and more funding for research and development. The merged company would control nearly a third of the soybean seed market, almost 40 percent of the corn seed market, and a significant majority – 70% – of cottonseed.” – Ag Web
How Will New Immigration Policies Affect Farm Labor?
“Some worry the future under President Trump could bring more immigration raids, less enforcement of farmworker protection laws, or the forced use of E-Verify, a government tool for checking employment eligibility. For now, the only thing certain is that the Central Valley's $35 billion agricultural economy depends on policies that balance the needs of both growers and workers.” – NPR’s The Salt
Restaurants Respond to the Trump Administration
“65 restaurants across the country signed on to become Sanctuary Restaurants, prominently displaying window signs that they are a safe place for undocumented immigrants, Blacks, Muslims, and the LGBTQ community.” – Civil Eats
Yes, You Can Eat Alaskan Salmon. Here’s How.
“If you've seen recent news about parasites in Alaska salmon, I want to ask you to take a minute and read this post. The FDA requires that all seafood is either frozen at -4F for 7 days or cooked to an internal temperature of 140F to effectively kill any parasites.” – Edible Alaska
Now, Who Wants Whiskey in Their Coffee?
We haven’t tried Jack Daniels’ whiskey-soaked Arabica coffee beans yet, but 2017 feels like a good year for it. (Don’t worry, it’s non-alcoholic.)