From CBC news:
“At least one Windsor chef plans to protest the local health unit’s crackdown on raw meat dishes.
Rino Bortolin will serve raw meat dishes lamb tartare and lamb Carpaccio this Canada Day weekend.
“Until an inspector tells me to stop, I’ll keep serving it. And if they tell me to stop, I will probably still do it,” Bortolin said. Continue reading
From David E. Gumpert on The Complete Patient blog:
“The good-cop-bad-cop routine is one of the oldest in law enforcement. Talk with me, goes the advice to the criminal suspect from the nice-guy cop, or I’ll send in our junk yard dog, and you don’t want to deal with him. Lord knows what he’ll do to get you to cough up the real story, and he’ll make sure you get a long jail sentence to boot.
Regulators from the Maine Department of Agriculture have been playing the good-cop-bad-cop game with proponents of Food Sovereignty, in an effort to convince them to back off from their fight on behalf of Dan Brown, the farmer who has been sued in a test case over whether the Food Sovereignty ordinances passed by eight Maine towns (including his town of Blue Hill) are legal. At the same time, the Maine regulators work closely with the federal regulators and, as I suggested in Part 1 of this series, have even indicated a preference for the federal hard line on food rights over their own governor’s inclination toward compromise. Continue reading