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Should Your New Home Food Business Register as an LLC?

As of January 1, 2019, California law now allows so-called “cottage” food businesses to sell almost any kind of food to the public. Many of you are cheering and getting ready to get out and do what you love – cook and sell food. If you find yourself in this situation, then congratulations! However, there

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Challenges Unique to Organic Farmers

  Despite a 6% nationwide increase in sales in 2017, organic farms still only amount to about 1% or less of the total farmland acreage in the United States. That is because organic farmers face many challenges that other farmers do not face, some which are listed below. If you own an organic farm or

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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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‘Tis the Season for Pumpkins

We are in the season of one of America’s favorite fruit – pumpkins. As we approach the last major holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – pumpkins will be center stage on the tables of many homes while celebrating the holidays. Pumpkins are a popular treat during the fall season. Consumers will

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Shrimp and Seafood Labels

Americans love shrimp. It is one of the most popular entrees on our dinner tables. Shrimp can be tasty, refreshing, and good for you. We eat more fish in this country than we did decades ago. With the increase in shrimp consumption, the United States has become a major importer. Nearly 94% of the shrimp

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Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Farmers across America work hard to produce quality fruit and vegetables for consumers to eat and stay healthy.  But, according to a new government report, only about one in every 10 Americas consumes enough fruits and vegetables in his or her diet. According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, people should eat between five

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Food Insecurity on College Campuses

A study by the College and University Food Bank Alliance revealed that 48% of college students have undergone bouts of food insecurity. The LA Times reported that California State University has approximately 460,000 students, with one in 10  students being homeless, and one in five  students experiencing food insecurity. According to the U.S. Department of

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Arsenic in Our Food

Are we feeding ourselves poison without knowing it? Many foods that we enjoy, even staples in our diets, have toxic chemical in them called arsenic. Researchers have found significant levels of inorganic arsenic in a variety of food products, along with organic arsenic. These foods are consumed by grown-ups and children, alike. One food in

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The Agricultural Act of 2014

The Agricultural Act of 2014 is also called the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill. The bill authorizes $956 billion in spending for many years for nutrition and agriculture programs. The bill impacts all Americans, as well as millions of other people around the globe. The bill help the USDA increase markets for agricultural products in America

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Reducing Food Waste

Studies reveal that 40% of the food in America is wasted. Now, that is a lot of food that could be salvaged to feed the poor and hungry across the nation. The reasons for food waste are plenty and include over-production, post-harvest losses, or ineffective business decisions that lead to wasted food. Food banks, restaurants,

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