California’s plan for reopening businesses discriminates against Napa Valley wineries, alleges a lawsuit filed by Caymus Vineyards against Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state public health officer. The complaint, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, seeks permission for Napa Valley wineries, including Caymus, to reopen now. … [Read more...] about Napa’s Caymus Vineyards sues Newsom — wants to reopen tasting room
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“There are biological constraints to this and that’s why I would anticipate prices to stay high at least for some period of time,” said Trey Malone, an agriculture economist and professor at Michigan State University. “If you’re going to euthanize thousands of animals and it takes six months to raise a new one, obviously there’s going to be some type of delay or buffer in the supply chain.” … [Read more...] about US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high
The WFP runs projects in Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Peru and other small island developing states in the Caribbean. Byrs says she is particularly concerned about Haiti, where, she says 700,000 people are already facing severe food shortages. She expects that number to jump to 1.6 million in the coming months. … [Read more...] about WFP Warns COVID-19 Pandemic Could Mean a Food Crisis in Latin America
"It is my hope that some of these conservationist habits will be deeply rooted enough to persist, as we are facing many great crises in our future, especially climate change," she said. "We may be forced to adopt less carnivorous eating habits and a more conservationist mindset sooner than we think, so if the Covid-19 crisis happens to provide some training in that, I see that as having value." … [Read more...] about North Andover’s Bonnie Miller On Food And The Coronavirus
There is a man selling oro mangoes at the farmers’ market in Malinalco who cuts them up into small, uneven chunks and serves them in a disposable cup, and I strongly suggest you buy one because it will be the best mango to ever pass your lips—a record that will stand for, oh, a minute. The oro (“gold”) is just a workaday mango, the man will tell you, about as good as a petacon (“butt cheek”), but nowhere near as good as the king of all mangoes, the mighty manila, a golden lobe of tropical acid-sweet balance that arrives peeled and gamely impaled on a wooden stick and dusted with chili powder. … [Read more...] about A Culinary Tour to Answer the Age-Old Question: Why Is Mexican Food So Good?