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Food and Sustainability

Rain Could Dampen Expectations For Cherry Crop In San Joaquin County

May 21, 2019 | Rich Ibarra

Rain can seep into the cherries at the stem and cause the fruit to split as the cherry swells, making the fruit unmarketable.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

As Riverside Becomes First California County To Allow Vendors To Sell Home-Cooked Meals, Other Counties Wait And See

May 21, 2019 | Julia Mitric

A law legalizing "micro-enterprise kitchens" in California went into effect in January, but counties must opt-in. Starting in June, home cooks in Riverside will be able to apply for a permit to sell up to 60 home-cooked meals a week.

Courtesy of the Almond Board of California

Food and Sustainability

California To Ban Pesticide It Says Hurts Babies' Brains

May 8, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom's administration is moving to ban a contentious pesticide that's widely used in agriculture. The federal government was set to do so nationwide under President Obama but has changed course under President Trump.

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Food and Sustainability

CalRecycle Grants $11 Million To Food Recovery Efforts As Climate Goals Loom

May 6, 2019 | Julia Mitric

The funding will go to 36 food banks, local agencies and companies that work to get surplus food to those who need it instead of letting it end up in California’s waste stream.

Food and Sustainability

Farm To Pint: UC Davis Scientists Work To Perfect California-Grown Barley For Craft Beers

May 1, 2019 | Randol White

Currently, very little barley is grown in California when you compare it to how much barley we consume. But now, the craft beer industry is working with scientists at UC Davis to change that.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Food and Sustainability

California Farmers Once Again Facing Labor Shortages

April 30, 2019

A report by the California Farm Bureau showed that almost six out of 10 farmers were unable to hire all the workers they needed at some point in the past 5 years.

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Food and Sustainability

Not My Avocado Toast: Company Recalls California-Grown Avocados

March 25, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

You might double check the brand before you slice into one. Some of the state’s avocados are being recalled. All the avocados in question have a yellow and green oval-shaped sticker with a black barcode.