On the surface, California’s economic recovery from the pandemic is looking rosier and rosier — but underneath, worker discontent is brewing.
Associated Press 3/25
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s economy roared to life in February as employers added a surprising 138,100 new jobs, accounting for more than 20% of all employment gains nationally.
Food Industry Policy
Los Angeles Times 3/28
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to a California ballot measure that would force pork producers across the country to end “extreme methods” of confining breeding pigs.
Three popular American fast-food brands are committing to making their meals healthier – not by changing the food, but by removing chemicals found in some of the packaging.
On the Side
San Francisco Chronicle 3/28
If you missed The Chronicle’s food podcast, Extra Spicy, you’ll be happy to know that it’s coming back for its third season.
‘A beautiful journey through smoke:’ Acclaimed Oakland pitmaster Matt Horn spills barbecue secrets in new cookbook
The Mercury News 3/28
It’s only March, and 2022 is already shaping up to be chef-pitmaster Matt Horn’s year.