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October 23, 2015


California drought

California Legislator Eyes Plan To Ship Water From Alaska

A California lawmaker is considering a plan to bring billions of gallons of water from Alaska to ease the ongoing drought.

October 13, 2015


Cows are corralled on a farm

California Adopts Tough Antibiotics Rules For Livestock

California has passed strict limits on the use of antibiotics for livestock for staving off illness or promoting growth.

September 7, 2015


Bottles of soda are displayed on a store shelf

Study: Gains From Berkeley Soda Tax Smaller Than Expected

A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.

June 23, 2015



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Nestlé Transforms Zero Water Factory

Nestlé announced it is transforming its California milk plant into a zero-water facility.

May 22, 2015


two american guinea hogs

Farming In Retirement, Message To The Beef Industry, Kale In The Raw

Cali. drought has not meant new opportunities for Midwest farmers. Nicolette Hahn Niman has ideas for how the beef industry can do it better. And, kale salad.

May 18, 2015


Andy Daniels

California Drought Not A Midwest Windfall

Things were different fifty-years-ago when fruit and vegetable production was a larger part of Midwest farming. Now it’s all about corn and soybeans.

April 9, 2015



Mandatory Drought Regulations Affect Farms, Lawns

For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.

December 29, 2014


farmer Brian Azevedo

California Dairies Look To Midwest’s Greener Pastures

Brian Azevedo’s is one of the dairymen making a move from California to the Midwest for what he hopes will be greener pastures.

November 6, 2014


cans of soda

Berkeley Succeeds In Passing First Soda Tax

But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.

April 24, 2014

Hard Times 


Drought Puts Pinch On Produce Prices

California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.

February 26, 2014

Historic Drought 


Drought In California Bumps Supermarket Prices

Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.

April 20, 2013

No Pictures, Please! 

Photographers lens, up close for a close-up.

Ag-Gag Bills: California Withdraws, Tennessee Votes

Both measures required animal cruelty to be reported within 48 hours.

March 18, 2013

Heck No GMO 

Whole Foods is the first of its kind to set a firm deadline on labeling GMOs.

Whole Foods First US Grocer To Set GMO Labeling Deadline

While California's Proposition 37 failed in November, Whole Foods has decided to label genetically modified ingredients voluntarily.

November 8, 2012


A group of supporters holding

Proposition 37 Defeated In California

On Tuesday, California voted down a referendum that would have required labels for genetically-modified foods.

August 22, 2012

Oh My GMO 

Hand-drawn images of DNA double-helices.

California Activists Hope To Pass GMO Labeling Law

Proponents of the bill say that if customers are made aware of the genetically modified contents of their foods, they will gravitate toward non-GMO options.

July 30, 2012

A Veritable Smorgasbord 

ferris wheel at night

State Fair Chow-Down

Fair concessionaires pour fryers-full of creativity into developing the greasiest and tastiest snacks imaginable. Here are some of our 2012 favorites.

May 28, 2012

Eat My Food 

orange tree

Gardener Seeks Eater: Finding Good Homes For Excess Produce

Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.

May 9, 2012

Good Riddance?  

A plate of food, including a slice of foie gras.  The foie gras has a red circle around it with a line through it.

California Foie Gras Ban To Take Effect July 1

Two months before a fois gras ban goes into effect in California, supporters and opponents are locked in a final battle over the law.

February 24, 2012

Food Fight! 

food vendor truck white

Food Trucks Face Battle In California

A proposed ordinance would make it illegal for food trucks to park within 1500 feet of a school in California -- but the issue is much wider than a few blocks.

November 7, 2011

Legalize Homemade 

baked bread

Hope For California Homemade Food Ban

Thirty states have laws allowing for the sale of home-produced foods -- California is not one of them.

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