Defiance of Virus Dining Bans Grows as Restaurants Flounder

Even as coronavirus deaths soar, a growing number of restaurants in states across the country are reopening in defiance of strict COVID-19 rules that have shut them down for indoor dining for weeks, or even months.

Tracking COVID-19: Meat and Poultry Worker Case Rates Five Times Lower in December Than May, General Population Nine Times Higher

New analysis of independent data for 2020 show that reported new COVID-19 infection rates amongst meat and poultry workers were five times lower in December than in May, while rates in the general population rocketed up by nine times in the same period.

Expo 2021 Hatay (Turkey) to Postpone Opening by Eight Months

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Expo 2021 Hatay have agreed upon 10 December 2021 to 30 May 2022 as the new dates for their AIPH-approved International Horticultural Exhibition.

‘Selling Emotions’ Helps Seattle Florist Stay in Business Through Pandemic

January 11, 2021 Denise Whitaker, KOMO News

Walk into tiny, Juniper Flowers in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, and this optimism shows in its owner, Jean Louise Paquin-Allen Barely stepping inside the door, with that whiff of fresh flowers, you’re likely to get quite the greeting from Paquin-Allen.

Hälsa CEO Says Hands-On Work Saved Oat Yogurt Business Amid COVID Shutdowns

January 6, 2021 Lawrence Banton, Cheddar

Hälsa Foods, the purveyor of oat-based milk products, is among the many small businesses across America that faced a reckoning this year as coronavirus-related shutdowns destroyed the manufacturing and distribution processes it had worked hard to secure.