Category: Food News

National food strategy set out: banishing pollution and poverty for sustainability | UK news

Henry Dimbleby’s national food strategy argues that the Covid-19 crisis has brought into painful focus the flaws in the UK’s food system, especially its effect on the nation’s physical and mental health. As the UK regenerates its economy it also has an opportunity to rebuild its food system.

The strategy review has two main focus points: addressing the “worst cracks” in the British food system that have appeared because of the pandemic; and finding ways of maintaining what it calls the UK’s high food standards after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December and the country seeks new trade

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August Food News | Los Angeles, CA Patch

Here is what’s happening in the LA food scene this month.

Scratch Restaurants Launch Virtual Sushi Bar Experience

Chefs Phillips Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee have reinvented the traditional sushi counter experience with their new omakase 16-course at-home sushi experience, complete with follow along videos. Full menu is $95 including welcome cocktail, available for pick-up every night , call 818.646.6085 or to place an order.

Sugar Factory Opens Outdoor Patio in Century City

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Sugar Factory’s beautiful Century City patio dining area. Indulge in a wide variety of sweets, shakes, sandwiches, salads, burgers and

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Pandemic has exposed Britain’s vulnerabilities says food policy review | UK news

It is a year since Michael Gove asked the businessman Henry Dimbleby to produce a national food strategy. In that time the coronavirus pandemic has brutally exposed the cracks in the British food system so the launch of part one of his review this Wednesday comes in a new and urgent context.

After only a few weeks of lockdown three million people in Britain were in households where someone was forced to skip meals and go hungry.

As supermarket shelves were emptied our sophisticated supermarket system of just-in-time deliveries suddenly looked very vulnerable to shocks.

All this landed amid

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Food Network Gives Viewers New Shows Despite Coronavirus Shutdown

In June, two perennial Food Network shows, Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and Robert Irvine’s “Restaurant: Impossible,” went back into production. It was the first time either show shot on location since the coronavirus pandemic brought all television and film production to a dramatic halt in mid-March. They were filmed under strict, new COVID-19 protocols with reduced, mask-wearing crews — all of whom, according to Food Network, tested negative for coronavirus after filming was completed.

Courtney White, the president of Food Network and Cooking Channel, says the network agreed to restart production after creating specific plans

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Almost 30 million Americans didn’t have enough food to eat, according to weekly Census Bureau survey

“It would help out on the groceries,” said Webb, who lives in Benson, North Carolina. “Every once in a while there would be some instant mashed potatoes.”

Then the coroanvirus hit, and safety precautions forced the food pantry to shutter its doors.

Webb, 71, and her husband are still eating, though “it might not be fancy meals like people would want,” she said. “But we’re not going to go hungry.”

But she’s still stretching meals out as much as she can. A big batch of spaghetti, for example, will last them anywhere from 2 to 4 meals, Webb says.


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