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Strawberry Production in Post-Methyl Bromide World

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Said no conventional strawberry farmer in California, ever. In 2016, the powerful soil fumigant methyl bromide–a chemical strawberry farmers relied on for decades–was finally phased …

California Ag News: Coffee, Nut Theft, Labor

Long weekends are for sipping coffee and catching up on reading. I’ve selected three #mustreads for you to begin your busy week. This wrap’s focus? The Golden State. Coffee production finds a …

Nutrition Research: From Energy Drinks to Obesity

Today’s News Wrap focuses on nutrition research…and how it is translating to calls for change in public policy.   Opinion: Energy drinks are killing young people. It’s time to stop …

Scientists Support #UCScienceChat

Across the nation, scientists – and those who support science – have taken to the streets (and to social media) to express their concerns about what some perceive to be …

News Wrap: Global Focus on Food and Agriculture

While many of us are focused on our national politics, it’s a big world out there. And food, agriculture and people drive it. Today’s wrap includes globally focused food and agricultural …

Building Worker Power to Transform Agriculture

About the California Institute for Rural Studies: The California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) has been working for forty years to increase social justice in rural California for all residents. Their belief? That it …

Climate Change: New Research, Forecasts, Resources

Diet and Global Climate Change. Could eating a healthier diet reduce greenhouse gas emissions? A study out of University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) indicates that may be the case. Research results …