Hello new parents of Park Slope or Noe Valley or the Upper West Side or other family-friendly neighborhoods! This one’s for you: NPR reports that it’s “worth buying organic to avoid pesticide residues, at least in some foods, says the American Academy of Pediatrics in a report… Contrary to what the Stanford University study on organics a few weeks back suggested, the pediatricians say when it comes to feeding kids, relying on federal standards for pesticide residue isn’t good enough.”
You may or may not be sick of hearing about the gluten-free craze, but with 2 in 10 American adults now avoiding gluten, we found this economic tidbit particularly interesting. According to the LA Times, “The market for products without the gluten protein is valued at $4.2 billion, according to a report from Packaged Facts. Since 2008, it has grown at a compound annual rate of 28% each year and is expected to exceed $6.6 billion by 2017.”
In the nation’s capital Washington, DC, food trucks are tied up in their quest to deliver food happiness. The DC City Council is now giving in to the will of the people, as food truck pilot programs are being implemented outside of the John A. Wilson building, where the Capitol’s Mayor and City Council have their offices and chambers.