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Department of Food and Agriculture

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Calif. Watchdog Keeping Grocers Accountable Shut Down

The government watchdog that is supposed to ensure consumers are not overcharged at the grocery store has stopped doing its job.

02/25/2013

Water Hyacinth Plant Hopper or Megamelus Delphacidae Hemiptera

State Officials Hope Insect Will Stop Invasive Weeds

California officials have released thousands of insects in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to combat an invasive weed that has clogged the waterway.

CBS San Francisco–07/30/2011

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-Happy

A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

European Grapevine Moth (CBS)

California Agriculture Officials Declare Victory Over Grapevine Moth

California agricultural officials say they have successfully beaten back an invasive species that was threatening the state’s wine industry.

CBS San Francisco–10/16/2010