Food And Sustainability Reporter
November 21, 2017 | Randol White
As Americans pile Thanksgiving plates with candied yams, what they're really eating are sweet potatoes (yes, all of them). Now California growers are trying to drop the word "yam" from their marketing altogether.
November 17, 2017 | Sammy Caiola
There are some things to consider when donating to food banks in your area this holiday season.
November 13, 2017 | Julia Mitric
A year after California enacted a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, environmental groups say early data show a significant dip in plastic trash.
October 18, 2017 | Rich Ibarra
The California Farm Bureau conducted the survey which showed 70 percent of farmers experienced labor shortages. Yet many farmers in the survey say they have increased wages, benefits, and more year-round jobs.
October 11, 2017
Do you like ketchup? The Cal Ag Roots podcast hosts share the history of the mechanical tomato harvester that changed the course of California agriculture. The podcast will be staged live at the Imagining America conference at UC Davis on Friday.
October 9, 2017 | Julia Mitric
Field labor is in short supply in California. While many of the state’s high-end wine grape growers still rely on the tradition of hand-picking, others are integrating machines into the vineyards and they say it may yield better quality grapes.
September 28, 2017 | Sammy Caiola
There's a big public health push to stop pumping livestock with antibiotics. A new report looks at which fast food chains are being choosy about their meat.