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Food and Sustainability

New Farm Bill Provides Funds For Research In California ‘Ag,’ But No Big Boons

December 13, 2018 | Julia Mitric

There will be more federal funding for agriculture research under the Farm Bill passed by Congress this week. But the legislation mainly preserves the status quo.

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Health Care

Sacramento Chef Launches Movement To Help Buck Stigma Around Mental Health In Kitchens And Bars

November 27, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Chef Patrick Mulvaney lost a longtime friend who suffered from mental health issues in May. A month later, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life. He felt compelled to act.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

The Best Wines For Your Holiday Gathering

November 14, 2018

Wine expert Rick Kushman gives suggestions for holiday wines.

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Food and Sustainability

Walnut Trees Can Handle Water ‘Stress’ And Still Thrive, Study Finds

October 23, 2018 | Julia Mitric

UC Davis researchers say they’ve found a way for walnut growers to irrigate more efficiently and still keep up their crop yields.

Joe Proudman / UC Davis

Food and Sustainability

When Does Smoke Actually Result In Tainted Wine Grapes? It’s Complicated.

October 17, 2018 | Julia Mitric

In the wake of 2017’s devastating wildfires, California’s growers and winemakers are worried about grapes exposed to smoke. The industry is funding a UC Davis researcher to study “smoke taint” to find out what can be done.

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Food and Sustainability

California Growers Adjust Safety Practices After Last Year's Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

October 5, 2018 | Julia Mitric

A group that oversees food safety programs for big California lettuce growers has changed its protocols in the wake of an E. coli outbreak last spring which caused five deaths and sickened more than 200 people across 36 states.

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