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April 24, 2014

Hard Times 

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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 

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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! 

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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

GMOverturned 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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?  

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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! 

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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 

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Hope For California Homemade Food Ban

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

September 16, 2011

Conservation 

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California Halts Sale Of Shark Fins

Consumption of a delicacy may be draining the Atlantic Ocean of a notorious predator.

September 2, 2011

No BPA For Baby 

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BPA Ban Bill Passes California State Senate

An effort to ban BPA in baby beverage containers passed the California Senate Tuesday, but it still has hurdles to clear before becoming law.

July 7, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

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No More Toys For Jack In The Box Kids Meal

Customers of the hamburger chain will also be able to substitute French fries for apple slices in kids meals.

May 9, 2011

Sugary Beverages 

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Soda Tax Could Be Added To Your Tab

A proposed California tax of one penny per one ounce of a sweetened drink could raise $1.7 billion for the state's education and anti-obesity programs.

March 14, 2011

Organic Producers 

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Two Organic Certification Agencies Lose Their Accreditation

The USDA cracks down on two producers for not staying true to their responsibilities as organic producers.

February 25, 2011

Healthy Fast Food 

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Former McDonald’s Executives Open Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant

LYFE Kitchen will offer fast and casual dining without any butter, cream, or high-fructose corn syrup.

December 8, 2010

Poisonous Chemicals 

Strawberry Field

Harmful Pesticide Approved For Use On California Strawberries

Environmentalists and farm workers are asking California's governor-elect to ban the use of cancer-causing pesticide, methyl iodide, on strawberry fields.

September 3, 2010

Green Legislation 

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Governator To CA Green Foes: ‘I’ll Be Back’

After a dramatic season of campaigning and lobbying, three major green measures fell flat when California's legislative session came to an end Tuesday night.

August 2, 2010

Factory Farming 

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Nicolette Hahn Niman: Pigs Living Naturally, Meat In The City

The first part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about growing up in the midwest and the treatment of pigs in industrial farming operations.

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