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February 23, 2017

 

Tom Willey

As Organic Farming Pioneers Age, Younger Generation Steps In

While some in California are passing on their farms to family to preserve their legacy, others are getting help finding like-minded strangers.

February 9, 2017

 

Egg-laying hens are confined in cages

Egg Farm Charged Under New Animal Cruelty Law

A chicken ranch in southern California is facing animal cruelty charges that could test a new law banning extreme confinement.

February 5, 2017

 

Urban Seed

What Grows In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas

Crops like radishes, jicama and cilantro will soon be grown close to the Strip, so restaurants will have immediate access to fresh ingredients.

February 4, 2017

 

Mike McCloskey

Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, Master Of Milk Came Home

For one of the biggest dairymen in U.S., success was based in part on crossing cultural boundaries. Now, he has returned home to continue building his empire.

February 2, 2017

 

Roundup

California Judge OKs Roundup Cancer Label

California will be the first state to label the controversial chemical glyphosate, declared safe by the EPA, and "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC.

January 23, 2017

 

farmworkers

Will Trump’s Tough Talk On Immigration Cause Farm Labor Shortage

As Trump takes office, those involved in California's huge farming industry are wondering how his hard-line stance will affect them.

January 13, 2017

 

Helen Dahlke

California Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground

After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture water by filling groundwater aquifers.

January 11, 2017

 

Dungeness crabs for sale at Fisherman's Wharf

Warmer Oceans Could Boost The Toxins In Shellfish

A new study finds a link between warming waters and a dangerous neurotoxin that builds up in species like Dungeness crab, clams and mussels.

December 4, 2016

 

squid salad

Squid Is Big Business, But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

November 10, 2016

 

soda bottles

Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.

October 27, 2016

 

Carlos Rodriguez grills hot dogs

Tijuana Border Plan Could Oust Rich Food Culture And Cooks

Plans to expand the border crossing could bulldoze over a longstanding market where many food vendors have made their living for years, if not generations.

September 12, 2016

 

Dungeness Crabs wriggle in a crab pot

California Crabbers Hope For Better Season

Toxic algae blooms put a pinch on this year's Dungeness crab harvest in California, but signs say the fishery could bounce back this year.

September 1, 2016

 

sheep eating sprouts

Water In Short Supply, California Ranchers Grow Feed Indoors

The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed for sheep indoors using hydroponics.

August 24, 2016

 

berkeley soda tax

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption

A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.

May 16, 2016

 

Pascal Baudar

Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wild Flavors Of Los Angeles

For Pascal Baudar, LA is a treasure trove of edible plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations.

April 21, 2016

 

hunting for morels in a forest

After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chase The Burn’

Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

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

 

nestle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Nestlé Transforms Zero Water Factory

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

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