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The Daily Prep List 3.28.22


Labor actions multiply

CalMatters 3/28

On the surface, California’s economic recovery from the pandemic is looking rosier and rosier — but underneath, worker discontent is brewing.

California unemployment rate falls to 5.4% in February

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

Supreme Court agrees to hear pork producers’ challenge to California animal anti-cruelty law

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.

Fast-food chains vow to nix ‘forever chemicals’ found in wrappers

KTLA 3/25

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

Extra Spicy podcast is back for Season 3

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.

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