“It is burdensome,” Leahy said. “But if we’re going to use these tools, we’ve got to ensure that they’re used as safely as possible.”
“It sounds gross, but they can eat a half pound of fruit and vegetable bits, eggshells and coffee grounds a day, and if you manage the composter well you should forget it’s even there,” said Teddy Tedesco, project manager for the New York City Compost Project, hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
“GMO ingredients aren’t the number one thing, but more than likely within a processed food I’d find something that is a genetically modified product,” said Chan, 41.
“Let the foie start flowing again!” said chef Sean Chaney of Hot’s Kitchen, a restaurant that challenged the law.
“You’re talking about millions upon millions of dollars,” he said. “It’s not anything that’s cheap or that can be modified easily, not in the Midwest.”
“This demand for fresh and real is on the rise,” said Greg Creed, CEO of Yum Brands, which owns Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut.
“Cows fundamentally eat grasses…that’s how they were designed to maintain their nutrition,” she said.
“The labeling movement will continue to grow,” the campaign said in a statement. “We draw strength from the fact that we came so achingly close to winning this vote, despite being outspent by more than $12 million.”