Hot Wings, Taste of the Nation, GMO Labeling

Today’s Press Herald includes an article about the 2nd Annual Hot Wing Cook-off taking place on June 22nd,

People love chicken wings. If there were ever any doubt, consider that last year the first Hot Wing Cook-off Challenge, at the Marriott Residence Inn in Portland, sold out 400 tickets on a Thursday night and had to turn away 75 more hungry chicken wing fans at the door.

about the 2013 Taste of the Nation dinner taking place June 23rd (tickets available online),

The issue is childhood hunger. Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation dinners, held in nearly 40 locations across the country, bring chefs, restaurants, sponsors and the public together at over-the-top culinary benefits to raise money and awareness for local groups that make sure no kid has to go to bed hungry.

and about the passage of a bill in the Maine Legislature to require labeling of GMO foods.

A lawsuit from Monsanto likely awaits if the Legislature enacts the bill co-sponsored by 120 lawmakers, including Democrats, independents and Republicans.