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Food and Sustainability

Burger Battle: Cattle Ranchers Challenge Surging Popularity Of 'Impossible'-Style Vegetarian Patties

May 30, 2018 | Randol White

Cattle association groups argue that "meat is meat and it’s not grown in a laboratory," but veggie burger producers say the ag industry will benefit from its meat-free product.

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Food and Sustainability

E. Coli Cases In Alaskan Prison May Lead To Source Of Contaminated Lettuce

April 23, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Federal investigators are looking for the origin of an E. coli outbreak stemming from romaine lettuce that's sickened 53 people in 16 states. A food safety attorney says cases at an Alaskan prison may help investigators track the pathogen's source.

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Food and Sustainability

Family Farmers Coax Sweet Strawberries From Tiny Plots In Sacramento County

April 13, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Fam and Nathan Lee's strawberry plot in Elk Grove is one of dozens of smallholder farms sprinkled across the backroads of Sacramento County.

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Food and Sustainability

Did California Wildfires Contaminate Backyard Chicken Eggs? UC Researchers Aim To Find Out.

April 10, 2018 | Julia Mitric

All kinds of contaminants went up in flames in last year’s Ventura and Sonoma county fires. UC Davis researchers are running a statewide study to see if chemicals ended up in backyard chicken eggs.

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Sacramento Celebrates Farm, Fork And Food At Film Festival

April 9, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Dozens of movies about the various intersections of food and life will play around Sacramento this week during sixth annual Food Film Festival.

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Food and Sustainability

California Nut, Fruit Farmers Will Take Hit From Chinese Tariffs

April 4, 2018 | Sally Schilling

China’s response to the Trump administration’s tariffs is bad news for California almond, pistachio, citrus and wine producers. They're waiting to see just how bad.

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Food and Sustainability

If China Strikes Back On Tariffs, California Tree Nut Exports Could Take A Hit

March 27, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Following President Trump's move to slap tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum exports, China may retaliate by levying $2 billion in tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.

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Pet Tales: Tips Before You Chicken Out On Raising Chicks

March 14, 2018 | Chris Remington

Pet expert Gina Spadafori brings tips on chicken ownership and raising chicks of your own.

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Food and Sustainability

California Pesticide Spray Ban Could Hamper Effort To Curb Citrus Pest

March 1, 2018 | Julia Mitric

A judge ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to stop spraying dozens of pesticides. Some environmental groups count this as a win but a UC Riverside researcher warns the move will hurt efforts to fight a damaging citrus disease.

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