Food Election 2016

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Last night, we as a country did not only vote on who would lead this country for the next four years, but we also voted on issues within the food industry; such as minimum wage, farming rights, and soda taxes. The state of Maine has increased their tipped minimum wage to $5 an hour in 2017 with a $1 increase every year until it is eliminated while South Dakota chose not to raise the minimum wage for minors. Over in Indiana and Kansas, they made it a constitutional right to hunt and fish. Arizona decided to raise city minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. Boulder, CO.,the Bay Area of San Francisco and Oakland, and Albany have passed a soda tax. To see a full list of states and laws passed click here.

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