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City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

Sep. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms: a fresh food stand stocked with colorful fruits and vegetables. Aided by a volunteer, he filled a basket...

What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredient

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two...

Agency says no new foods now subjected to meals surcharge

Sep. 19, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's tax department has determined no new foods should be subjected to a new surcharge on prepared meals. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont asked the Department of Revenue Services to reevaluate a recent policy statement that he said "too broadly interpreted" a new, extra 1% tax on...

Southern California grocery workers approve contract

Sep. 13, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unionized supermarket workers approved a new contract with major grocery chains, preventing a strike at hundreds of stores in California. About 47,000 employees of Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons stores were eligible to vote this week on the three-year contract, the Los Angeles...

Bahamas braces for hit as Hurricane Dorian roars toward US

Aug. 30, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The sounds of hammers banging into plywood and cash registers dinging echoed across the Bahamas on Friday as the archipelago just southeast of Florida rushed to prepare for Hurricane Dorian , which grew into a powerful Category 4 storm by evening. The storm was expected to approach...

The Latest: Dorian strengthens to Category 2 storm

Aug. 29, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 2 hurricane and is expected to continue strengthening over the weekend as it advances toward Florida. The National Hurricane Center says in an 11 p.m. Thursday forecast that the storm has maximum...