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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 …

Food Waste is a Dumb Problem

Let’s look at food waste. It’s a big problem. Food Waste is Dumb Says Climate Lab Video Series – Week Four I continue to love and learn from the Climate Lab …

“Clean floors” give way to cover crops

Clean Floors When I was a kid, you could evaluate a lemon grower with a look at his orchard floor. A “clean floor” was a sure sign of good stewardship. …

Trump, Food Safety and So Cal Food Culture

Food Safety. Foodborne illnesses in the U.S. sicken and hospitalize millions each year. They also kill. The economic losses are also staggering. Bill Marler – food safety guru, attorney and activist – …

New Ag Sec, Food Policy and Good Reads

Some Breaking News Sonny Perdue is President-Elect Trump’s pick for ag secretary. The former Georgia governor has significant agricultural experience and is likely to be a popular pick with many …

Guest Blogger: UC’s Rachel Surls

Editor’s Note: The UC Food Observer is excited to feature a guest post from Rachel Surls. You may have read my Q&A with Rachel, in which we discussed a newly released …

Sugar industry played role in blurring science

A blockbuster story about sugar science is appearing in media outlets all over the world. A summary? The sugar industry began “damage control” on research linking sugar to heart disease in …

Q&A with journalist Marc Frank

“When it comes to food, I would say that I eat more healthy than I did, and less.”          – Marc Frank, on his diet in Cuba   There’s …