'legislation' on Serious Eats

Is Street Food in Vietnam Endangered?

Photograph from noodlepie on Flickr As part of a continuing campaign to make Hanoi "green, clean, and beautiful," the local Vietnamese government implemented a partial ban on street vending, effective July 1. But what is downtown Hanoi without the street food? According to blogger Graham Holliday of noodlepie, "you take the food off the street and you just have street." A potentially more sanitary, but way less delicious, very sad street. Next to frenetic motorbike taxis, hawking pho and fruits gives Hanoi its heartbeat. Vending is also an important part of many Vietnamese livelihoods, but as Hanoi becomes increasingly built-up and developed, supermarkets will displace the traditional markets and street vendors as the city hopes to embrace a spic and... More

EU To Ban "Superfoods"

New EU legislation going into effect this Sunday will hopefully make it easier for consumers to understand the health claims and benefits of foods. According to the BBC, the legislation will: "Ban the use of the term "superfood" unless it is accompanied by a specific authorized health claim that explains to consumers why the product is good for their health." "Nutritional claims such as 'low in salt' or 'light' will have to meet a standardized definition agreed by the EU." "Foods that make a nutrition claim - such as being low in salt - will have to make it clear on the same label if they are also high in fat or sugar." "Foods that are high in more than... More

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