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California Regulators Examine Safety Of Food Irrigated With Oil Wastewater

October 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators are taking a closer look at the safety of food irrigated with wastewater from oil and gas operations.


State Government

California AG Chief Talks About Balancing State And Local Marijuana Rules

October 25, 2016 | Julia Mitric

If voters legalize marijuana on Election Day, the state Department of Food and Agriculture will be responsible for licensing and regulating marijuana growers.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Armenian Food Festival Features Byzantine-Era Cuisine

October 18, 2016

The St. James Armenian Church celebrates food, culture and music with the Sacramento Armenian Food Festival. This year will feature cuisine from the Byzantine era.

Bill Ravlin / Michigan State University

Food and Sustainability

Creating Poly-Culture Fields Could Ward Off Pests, Study Finds

October 17, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Crop-eating insects thrive in fields planted with one crop variety. Scientists at UC Davis led a study to look at the diets of 53 pest species to find out why.


Strange Bedfellows Form Coalition To Increase Water Supply

October 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

An odd assortment of corporations, nonprofits, environmental and agricultural groups have joined forces to help increase California’s water supply.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Filmmaker Bill George Releases 'Beyond A Miracle, Creating California's Empire Of Agriculture'

October 12, 2016

Bill George premiere’s his latest documentary Beyond a Miracle, Creating California's Empire of Agriculture, on Insight. We’ll talk with Bill about some of the deep historical context inside the film.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

World Food Prize Laureate Digs Into Food Security

October 11, 2016

Access to food security is more prevalent a problem than one would expect. World Food Prize Laureate Catherine Bertini explains the crisis on Insight.

Brian Cheng / UC Davis


Study: Climate Change May Benefit California Oysters, But There's A Catch

October 10, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Native California oysters may fare well under climate change, if predatory snails don't get them first.

Food and Sustainability

San Joaquin County Reports Half Billion Dollars Loss In Agricultural Production

October 6, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

More than half a billion dollars…that’s how much San Joaquin County lost in farm production last year. The drought and lower prices were to blame.

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