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California Finally Legalizes Street Vending

Despite the prevalence of street vendors in California for years, selling street food was illegal in California until a new law passed a couple of months ago legalizing street vendors. Now, the large number of street vendors, many undocumented immigrants who were previously facing not only fines and misdemeanors, but also deportation, can finally sell

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What You Need to Know About California’s New Home Cooking Laws

Last month, California passed a new law allowing individuals to sell food prepared in their own home. While selling home-cooked food is a common practice in many parts of the world, it has always been illegal to do so in the U.S., until recently. Once the new law takes effect on January 1, 2019, many

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Pros and Cons of Forming a Business With Family Members

Business ideas between family members form frequently and easily, as sometimes those are the people we spend the most time with and bounce ideas around with the most. However, it is not always the best idea to go into business with your family members. Make sure you carefully evaluate the following pros and cons to

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Challenges Within Our Global Food System

Our global food system involves the process of creating and distributing food throughout the world. The goal of the global food system is to ensure that food security exists through the availability of nutritious foods for everyone on the planet. However, there are barriers that keep this from happening. Everyone needs food domestically and abroad.

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Mergers and Acquisitions Now Common Business Practice

It seems like every day in the news we hear of a big merger or acquisition. One large company consumes another big company and becomes the big fish in the pond. Recently, Amazon bought Whole Foods, and CVS acquired Aetna. While the larger companies make the headlines, there are several mid-size and smaller companies that

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Young Farmers are Growing by the Numbers

The organic food industry is experiencing a surge in interest among young people. Many millennials are going into the field and becoming organic farmers. There is a youthful vigor that is growing within the agricultural industry in America. Their presence is adding new life to an ancient and important profession. In the past, the average

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Farmers Face Problems on and off the Farm

Agriculture and the farming industry is important for the health of our economy and our nation. Food production is a necessity. When farmers are in crisis and face challenges in their work, it impacts the entire industry and the food supply of our nation as well as others who depend on food from American sources.

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The Impact of the Gig Economy

A large portion of the U.S. economy relies on independent contractors or freelancers. The reliance on these is growing every day. By 2020, about 43% of the U.S. workforce will include freelancers. So, independent contractors are not going away anytime soon. They play a major role in today’s “gig economy.” The gig economy is a

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GMO Labeling is Coming to Supermarkets Soon

GMO Labels will soon be required to be placed on foods that contain genetically modified (GM) or bioengineered (BE) ingredients. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its proposed guidelines, which state: “A recent amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish the national mandatory bioengineered (BE)

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Toxic Metals in Our Food

Extremely high levels of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan has increased the national awareness of the risks posed by toxic metals in water and food. Heavy metal toxins that can affect our food supply include arsenic, lead, and mercury. Scientists say that the detrimental effects of these toxins can create health problems in

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