According to this article in the New York Times, Democratic National Committee members have set some lofty (and we think excellent!) goals for the food service at the August convention.
A 28-page contract requested by Denver organizers that caterers provide food in “at least three of the following five colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple and white.” Garnishes could not be counted toward the colors. No fried foods would be allowed. Organic and locally grown foods were mandated, and each plate had to be 50 percent fruits and vegetables. As a result, caterers are shying away.
Too bad food service hasn't caught on just yet. They might, if Bon Apetit Management Company (a national food service company that espouses such ideals) has any sway in the matter. We applaud the Dem's efforts, regardless.