Farmers Disagree On Whether Soil-Free Growing Can Be OrganicIf you are an organic shopper this might come as a surprise: a growing number of organic fruits and vegetables are grown hydroponically, aquaponically or in containers, all techniques that do not use soil.
Farmers Disagree On Whether Soil-Free Growing Can Be OrganicA growing number of fruits and vegetables are grown hydroponically, aquaponically or in containers, all techniques that do not use soil. Can they be organic?
Walmart, Whole Foods Urged To Sell 'Ugly' Produce At A DiscountA sanitation worker who was moved by the amount of perfectly good – but ugly-looking – fruits and vegetables getting thrown away has started a movement to get food stores to embrace the sale of the misshapen produce.
Food, Our Diet And Politics: KCBS In Depth With Dr. Marion NestleDr. Marion Nestle, a former nutrition senior advisor for the U.S. Department of Health, discusses the new dietary guidelines recommended to the government and how the food industry's interests could conflate things.
Pelosi Trying To Stop GOP Push To Lower Nutritional Standards For School LunchesHouse Republicans are pushing to give schools a break from new school meal standards requiring more fruits and vegetables, and less fat, sodium and sugar. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says lowering those standards is "unacceptable."
Narsai David: Eat Your Fruits And Veggies, But Is One Better Than The Other? If you eat your veggies, can you skip the fruit? We so often see the phrase: eat your fruits and vegetables. The University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter has an interesting article that makes the case for fruit.
Marin Recycling Center Turns Food Scraps Into Clean-Burning EnergyMarin Recycling Center is taking food scraps by the tons and converting it into clean burning energy.
San Jose City Council Eases Restrictions On Food TrucksThe new ordinance makes it easier for vendors to sell fresh fruit and vegetables.
Ask A Farmer: San Francisco Summer Produce GuideRyan Casey is the owner of Blue House Organic Farm, a 30-acre, certified organic farm in Pescadero. Here are five tips he has to offer for people who want to shop for local produce this year.
Study Confirms Healthy Diet Has High Price Tag
HealthWatch: New List Reveals Produce With Most PesticidesA new guide published Monday by the Environmental Working Group, a public health advocacy organization, has released two lists detailing the amount of pesticides in fruit and vegetables.
California Approves Use Of Pesticide Linked To CancerCalifornia regulators approved a pesticide Wednesday for use by fruit and vegetable growers despite heavy opposition from environmental and farmworker groups that cited its links to cancer.