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Solutions sought to reduce food waste at schools

2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
It's lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots.

Teaching butchers — and brewers, and picklers — to stay out of the red

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1 week ago 1 week ago
A school for entrepreneurs offers real-world business lessons to help small food businesses stay afloat.

The Farm Bill: Crossing the Rural-Urban Divide

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4 days ago 4 days ago
This week, the World Urban Forum offers an opportunity to look at the ways in which challenges and opportunities in cities are linked to those in rural areas. National policy can address (or exacer...

You dirty rat poisons!

3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
The so-called second-generation rat poisons that have been developed in recent years never should have been allowed on store shelves. It was obvious from the start that a poison that remains in a rodent's body long after it's dead would end up poisoning the animals that eat the ...

Senate Bill Would Limit Crop Insurance Subsidies

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2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
A new bill introduced Wednesday by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) aims to cap crop insurance subsidies, a reform that Environmental Working Group has long advocated.

Correction: Fast-Growing Salmon story

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1 week ago 1 week ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 3 about genetically modified salmon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Recombinetics, a Minnesota-b

Slow food movement speeds up sustainable eating

1 week ago 1 week ago
What is slow food and how did the movement originate? A grassroots network of ethically-minded farmers, chefs and consumers promoting real, seasonal, sustainable food. See where you can experience it.

How Buying Local Food Grows Local Economies

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Does acting locally really make a difference and if so, what kind of difference?

Joe Guzzardi: Urban agriculture may keep California farming alive

5 days ago 5 days ago
Los Angeles County, where I was born, reached an ominous milestone last July. Recently released Census Bureau data show that in 2013, L.A. County’s population inched over 10 million, nearly twice the total of second place Cook County, Ill. with its 5.3 million people.

California Farmers Look to Oil Industry for Water

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7 days ago 7 days ago
As water supplies tighten for California farmers, some are looking to an unlikely new source: a water recycling project in one of the state's oldest oil fields.

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2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
The biggest campaign finance case since Citizens United, explained.

CFPA Response to food waste article "Nutritious but uneaten"

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2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
4.02.2014As you may have read on the front page of today’s Los Angeles Times link, food waste in Los Angeles schools (and across the state) is too high. Here are our observations, reactions and recommendations. CFPA has spent years pursuing policies to increase the nutritional impact of school breakfast and lunch programs by expanding participation and …

Oppose the DARK Act!

4 days ago 4 days ago
TAKE ACTION: Oppose the DARK Act! Representative Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) just introduced a reprehensible new bill that's so bad we've named it the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. It would block states from requiring GE labels and even let foods with GE ingredients be labeled ...

California drought: Solar desalination plant shows promise

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3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Quietly whirring away in a dusty field in the Central Valley is a shiny solar energy machine that may someday solve many of California's water problems.[...] within a year, WaterFX intends to begin expanding that one small startup plant into a sprawling collection of 36 machines that together ...

Plowed Under

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4 days ago 4 days ago
Across the northern plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous.

Expiration Dating by Dana Gunders of the NRDC

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3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Why Food Expiration Dates are a Garbage Problem At the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) Recycling Update 19 in Berkeley, California on March ...

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

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Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

Do You Live in a Food Desert?

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38 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
A food desert is a neighborhood without access to healthy food.Why does this matter? Living in a food desert can lead to higher levels of obesity and oth

LOIS HENRY: Water crisis looks a lot like last one, only worse

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1 week ago 1 week ago
Groundwater has officially become the "new black" in California. As the drought drags on, it is this season's "must have.