Local restaurants and bars have joined a nationwide movement calling on the Biden administration to end the 25% tariffs on European food, wine and spirits.

The tariffs were put in place in 2019, after the European Union gave subsidies to the European-based company Airbus, subsidies the World Trade Organization later declared were in violation of global trade rules. In response, the United States put a 25% tariff on all European wines, in addition to spirits, cheeses, oils and other food items.

But according to the Coalition to Stop Restaurant Tariffs, an advocacy group consisting of thousands of restaurants

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published at Le Monde and is republished here with permission.


The Endocrine Society, a society of 18,000 members including researchers and clinicians specializing in the hormonal system, is highly critical of a new European Food Safety Authority draft report on the unusual effects of some chemicals.

According to the Endocrine Society, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) draft is “an inaccurate assessment” that “will limit the ability of regulatory agencies to make health protective decisions.” This is not the first time that the Endocrine Society has questioned the work of the EFSA, but this

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The number of reported human cases of illness caused by Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria across Europe appears to be stabilising over the past five years, according to the latest report on zoonotic diseases by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Campylobacteriosis, which has been the most reported gastrointestinal disease in EU since 2005, affected more than 220,000 people in 2019. Salmonellosis was the second most reported

A term given to diseases and infections that can be transmitted between animals and humans.



disease in the EU, affecting about 88,000 people.

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The vegan food market is booming – but this growth doesn’t occur evenly across the world.

More than 20% of food launches in the UK in 2020 were vegan, according to data from Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD), making it the world leader.

This figure was 18% for Germany, 16% for Poland, and 15% for the Netherlands – but just 11% for the US.

And even US companies, including Domino’s and Starbucks, have debuted vegan versions of popular products in Europe before launching them in their domestic markets.

“A lot of it is down to culture,” Ed Bergen, food

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G.A. Benton

A growing number of eateries are serving Mediterranean-leaning fare in the stretch of land loosely bordered by Hudson Street and Henderson Road. This makes me think that the area might merit a nickname.

So, how do you feel about the Clintonville Kebab Corridor? Or does Tzatziki Town sound better? Hummus-burgh anyone? 

These admittedly silly thoughts rattled around my skull as I explored Rodos European Grill, a new member of that aforementioned roster that includes (take a deep breath) Aladdin’s Eatery, Lavash Cafe, Olive & Thyme Cafe plus the Kabob Time, Koshary King and Taste of Greece and Moroccan

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What better host than Stanley Tucci to take viewers on a regional culinary tour of Italy? The avowed food lover is of Italian heritage, on both sides of his family.

And what better timing than now? With many restaurants shuttered and others with limited hours and seating capacity, countless Americans have acquired a pandemic-induced obsession with cooking. They pine to travel as soon as more people are vaccinated and borders reopen. Many want to explore or revisit Italy.

Tucci’s new six-part CNN series, Searching for Italy, will premiere on

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