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Archives - June 2010

The Food Movement, Rising

It might sound odd to say this about something people deal with at least three times a day, but food in America has been more or less invisible, politically speaking, until very recently. At least until the early 1970s, when a bout of food price inflation and the appearance of books critical of industrial agriculture (by Wendell Berry, Francis Moore Lapp�, and Barry Commoner, among others) threatened to propel the subject to the top of the national agenda, Americans have not had to think very hard about where their food comes from, or what it is doing to the planet, their bodies, and their society. (Full Article) Posted: 06-01-10

Incentives for Green

Quick serves of all sizes are hopping on the green-construction bandwagon, installing everything from energy-efficient lighting and kitchen equipment to solar roof panels. But whether or not these sustainability improvements result in increased tax savings�and a quicker return on investment�is largely a question of whether CFOs and their tax officers take an active role in planning, development, and education. (Full Article) Posted: 06-01-10

NRA Applauds Senate Interchange Reform Amendment

The National Restaurant Association has issued a statement praising the U.S. Senate's passage of an amendment sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) that will give restaurants and other merchants a break on some payment card-processing fees set by banks and credit card companies. The Senate voted 64 to 33 to include the proposal in the financial reform bill, which is expected to pass the Senate sometime this week. (Full Article) Posted: 06-01-10

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