Success for the California Homemade Food Act

Success for the California Homemade Food Act
Great news! An effort led by the Sustainable Economies Law Center has culminated with the signing of the California Homemade Food Act, or AB 1616, by Gov. Brown last Friday. This success for small scale food producers was aided by the Berkeley Food Policy Council, whose member organizations wrote in letters of support, along with… Read more »

Tell Governor Brown to Sign the California Homemade Food Act Today!

Tell Governor Brown to Sign the California Homemade Food Act Today!
The hard-working people at the Sustainable Economies Law Center have been leading efforts to get a “cottage food law” on the books in California, and the campaign is very close to a successful finish. Over thirty states have similar laws, which creates a category of food production called a cottage food operation. Unlike other types… Read more »

The Legal Gray Area of the New Green Economy

The Legal Gray Area of the New Green Economy
This past November, the Ecology Center hosted the Green Gathering, in conjunction with the City of Berkeley. Every year, we feature a variety of interesting new projects that are gaining steam locally, projects that are moving us toward a better future. At the Green Gathering, Janelle Orsi gave a lively presentation on a new sector… Read more »