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Food and Sustainability

Sourdough Bread Trend Rises In Sacramento (But It’ll Take Dough To Buy A Loaf)

August 7, 2018 | Randol White

The sourdough bakery scene in Sacramento has long lived in the shadow of San Francisco’s world-famous breads. But scenes change, and a handful of bakers are now pushing the area's bread culture to new limits.

Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

California Study Finds Widely-Used Pesticide Harmful To Bees

August 3, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

A California Department of Pesticide Regulation study says neonicotinoids could be harmful to bee populations. Advocates say it’s time for the state to ban them, but citrus growers say they depend on the pesticide to protect their crops.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

The Feds Decided Not To Ban A Pesticide. Then California Opted To List It As Toxic.

July 31, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

A few months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled to not ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, California's Scientific Review Panel unanimously agreed this week that it should be listed as a toxic air contaminant.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Proposal To Increase Delta Water Flows Causes Contention Between Farmers, Fisheries

July 31, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

The California State Water Resources Control Board says the proposal will prevent an ecological crisis, including the total collapse of fisheries. Farmers contend it will impact how much food they can grow.

Courtesy of the Almond Board of California

Food and Sustainability

Record Crop For California Almonds As Growers Uncertain About Tariffs

July 9, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

Despite a winter freeze, California almonds will see an increase of almost 8 percent over last year.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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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