Last week marked the debut of a new Texas law that will allow vendors at farmers markets to offer food samples and cooking demonstrations to their customers. While this is good news, it raises the question: Why the hell didn't Texas law permit vendors to offer food samples and cooking demonstrations in the first place? Still, points out Baylen Linnekin, there are two larger points worth making here. First, Texas is hardly alone in having such inane laws on the books. Second, Texas is actually taking major steps to deregulate food sales in the state.
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