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Day: February 23, 2021

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(Bloomberg) — The battle to supply 1.4 billion people with fresh fruit and vegetables is taking China’s e-commerce companies into the country’s hinterlands, where they are attempting to revolutionize centuries-old agricultural practices to secure future supply for their burgeoning online grocery businesses.

Xi Jinping’s government has long made self-sufficiency in food a “top state issue” as it seeks to avert a looming food crisis. The need to modernize China’s 200 million largely small-scale farms took on added urgency during the pandemic, when output and logistics disruptions coincided with homebound shoppers turning to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other internet retailers

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JUPITER, Fla. — For Iti Soni, it’s all about spreading love through food.

“It wasn’t planned,” she said.

She always had a passion for cooking.

“I love three things — taking pictures, using Facebook and making food,” Soni said.

What she didn’t know is that it would lead to a profession doing a pandemic. It’s one of those silver-lining stories during a trying time.

“I posted it, and my friends started asking about it. ‘Oh, your food looks so interesting. Can we try it?'” she said.

Word of mouth led to requests by the hundreds. Eventually, a few months ago,

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A report on the inner workings of BLT Prime, the steakhouse inside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., has revealed the extensive serving procedure for former president Donald Trump’s Diet Cokes — as well as several other demanding tendencies of Trump’s inner circle.

The report was published by Washingtonian magazine, which obtained a “Standard Operating Procedure” document used by former BLT Prime staffers.

According to the document, servers had to follow a series of steps every time Trump ordered a Diet Coke. These included presenting him with a bottle of hand sanitizer, asking Trump if he wanted the soda

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The Whitestown Town Council will hold a public hearing Monday night to consider a proposal to tack a 1% tax on food and beverage purchases to help fund projects that improve local infrastructure and quality of life.

In 2019, Whitestown was one of several suburban communities that received state approval to implement a 1% food and beverage tax. The town didn’t immediately impose that tax, but the council now will consider collecting the money to help pay for services, capital improvements, amenities and economic development projects.

In 2019, it was estimated Whitestown could generate $233,800 in 2021 by enacting the

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It’s been a few years since the Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat burgers began showing up in grocery stores and restaurants. Despite their popularity, critics note that high-tech meat alternatives don’t exactly deserve a health halo. Perhaps in response, Impossible Foods released its 2.0 version in 2019, with 36% less sodium and 43% less saturated fat. Late last year, Beyond Meat announced its plans to debut a newer, leaner patty with less saturated fat as well.

This seems like a good thing—companies making their products healthier is always a step in the right direction, isn’t it?

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For some, the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies or biscuits brings them back to their childhood.

Me? I think of my mom’s Irish soda bread. It’s fluffy, comforting, filling and portable — the perfect snack for every day, and especially St. Patrick’s Day, which is just around the corner!

This recipe has been in my family for a long time — for years and probably generations before my grandparents moved from Belfast to Los Angeles in the 1960s, in search of brighter opportunities for their family. (Shout out to the O’Neills for making it possible for me to

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