“’Greenhouse gas emissions in Illinois is from transportation. And the distance between where food is grown, and where it winds up being consumed, is an environmental concern if those distances are pretty great. And right now, they usually are,’ said Eliot Clay of the Illinois Environmental Council. He said supporting cottage food bakers helps create food resiliency that doesn’t rely on one major food system — namely grocery stores.
The new law also gives bakers the opportunity to use buttercream icing, presumably for selling birthday and wedding cakes.”
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