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State Government

California Could Make It Legal To Sell Home-Cooked Meals

August 22, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

Home cooks rallied on the steps of the state Capitol Wednesday in support of a bill that would make California the first state to permit and regulate the small-scale sale of meals from home kitchens. Opponents say it could be a recipe for disaster.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Sacramento Is A Tomato Town — And Some Say This Might Be The Perfect Local Tomato

August 14, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

Farmer Ray Yeung grows heirloom tomatoes that are iconic in Sacramento’s restaurants. Our reporter takes a trip to his farm and learns how ‘Uncle Ray’ became tomato famous.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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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