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Who’s Paying for the Great Delivery Wars?

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It’s probably not Uber Eats, Postmates, or Grubhub

2020 was an undeniably big year for food delivery. As the pandemic limited access to restaurants and the government dragged — and continues to drag — on providing financial support for small businesses, consumers were given few options outside of takeout and delivery to eat a meal that they didn’t cook themselves. Not only was it convenient, it was also an ethical imperative: If you wanted to see your favorite restaurant survive, you needed to order out.

Benefitting the most from this disruption to an already broken food supply chain are third-party delivery apps, such as UberEats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. The apps offer infrastructure to tackle delivery, while simultaneously employing suspect practices like charging exorbitant fees to the restaurants that use the services. As we enter a new year, pushback against delivery apps and predatory practices is growing — in courtrooms, … Read more

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

A super easy and delicious dinner begins here with Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers. Filled with a savory mixture and cooked to tender perfection, it is going to be a family favorite!

These air fryer peppers are a complete meal in themselves, but you can serve them with sides as well. Serve these scrumptious stuffed peppers with this Salad, Garlic Bread, and Cookie Bars for dessert.

Air Fryer Stuffed peppers with cheesy rice filling.

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Stuffed peppers are a comfort food that is actually pretty good for you. And cooking them in the air fryer makes them even better. The air fryer adds a little bit of crunch to the the peppers but keeps the inside juicy and delicious. The air fryer keeps the peppers from getting soggy bottoms. This is why I love cooking these stuffed peppers in the air fryer! And they cook in half the time. When I need to … Read more

Perdue exits the building after getting USDA jurisdiction over gene-edited livestock

In one of his final acts before leaving the USDA, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed an agreement ending a turf war between his department and the Department of Health and Human Services. It shifts oversight of gene-edited livestock to USDA.

A short time earlier, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said he would not sign the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the USDA and the FDA. But, Assistant Secretary for Health and Public Health Services Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D. did sign for FDA.

Perdue, who left Washington D.C. as the Trump Administration’s longest-serving cabinet member, said the MOU clears the way for agricultural animal biotechnology innovations. Perdue, 74, said the MOU “clears a path to bring our regulatory framework into the 21st century, putting American products on a level playing field with competitors around the world.

“In the past, regulations stifled innovation, causing American business to play catch-up … Read more

Trader Joe’s and Other Grocers Will Pay Employees to Get Vaccinated

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Employees will get two paid hours per dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Aldi and Trader Joe’s are among a growing number of large chains offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Aldi announced on Tuesday that it will cover vaccine costs and provide its hourly employees with two hours of pay for each vaccine dose they receive, for a total of four hours of pay. The retailer “is ensuring that all hourly workers who wish to receive the vaccine are able to do so without concern about losing pay or taking time away from work,” per a press release.

Trader Joe’s, Dollar General, and Instacart announced their incentives for workers last week. Trader Joe’s said it will give employees two hours of pay for each dose they receive — for a total of four hours for the complete two doses … Read more

The BEST Air Fryer “Roasted” Potatoes

Perfectly seasoned, crispy and tender, these are  Air Fryer Potatoes  are that Best Ever! You will want them every night for dinner!

This air fryer potato recipe is an ideal side dish! Serve them with my favorite meals like these Swedish Meatballs, Salmon, or my popular Prime Rib!

Perfectly roasted seasoned air fryer potatoes.

Air Fryer Potatoes

I’ll be honest, some days I’m lucky to get dinner on the table, let alone a side dish. But these air fryer potatoes are so amazing, easy and fast, it’s changed everything.  So many times I’m working on the main dish and I forget all about the sides, and then there’s no time. Well, not anymore. These roasted potatoes are so quick and easy there’s no excuse. They taste so incredible you’ll want to make them. And don’t be surprised if these air fryer potatoes are the first thing to disappear before anything else.

Air frying … Read more