Chemicals Believed To Harm Bees Being Phased Out Of Popular PesticidesGarden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday that it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees as concerns rise about the health of the insects that pollinate a big portion of plants that people eat.
California Supreme Court Approves Organic Labeling LawsuitsFederal law does not bar consumers from filing lawsuits under California law alleging food products are falsely labeled "organic," the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Pleasanton Opens Nation's First USDA-Certified Organic Fast Food RestaurantA restaurant that says it is the nation's first U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic fast food restaurant has opened in Pleasanton, serving only organic options from California.
Marin Public School District Becomes First In U.S. To Serve All Organic, Non-GMO MealsThe Sausalito Marin City School District became the first school district in the nation Thursday to serve only organic and non-GMO meals, according to a nonprofit that helped launch a pilot program in the district in 2013.
Amy's Kitchen Taking Fast Food Head-On With Vegetarian Drive-Thru In Rohnert ParkAmy’s Kitchen is putting a healthy spin on fast food by opening a drive-thru in Rohnert Park that will serve all vegetarian fare.
'GMO-Free' Claims May Soon Be Verified By Agriculture DepartmentThe Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.
A Cheaper Whole Foods Chain? Company Lays Out Plan To Court MillennialsWhole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.
Do I Really Need To Buy Organic Every Time?I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We're as "left" as left coast gets. So as a Bay Area #NewsMom, it likely goes without saying that I try to feed my kid as much organic produce as possible. But just like everything else in the Bay Area, buying organic is expensive. Organic produce can cost almost 50% more!
Bay Area Milkman Caters To Rising Interest In Organic MilkThe Bay Area Milkman, also known as Pat Borella, has been delivering milk and other staples to homes every week for 30 years. These days, his clients are mostly affluent with a strong desire for local organic milk, which even he says, doesn't come cheap.
Amy's Kitchen Recalls Frozen Products Containing Spinach Over Listeria ConcernsListeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young and old people, and those with weakened immune systems.
Napa Curbside Composting Program Aims To Keep 8,000 Tons Of Material Out Of LandfillsA curbside composting program in Napa could keep more than 8,000 tons of material out of its landfill each year, city officials said.
San Francisco Restaurant Throws Bay Area's First 'Doggie Brunch' To Celebrate New California LawAn organic San Francisco restaurant is celebrating the Jan. 1 launch of a new California law that finally allows dogs in restaurant's outside dining areas by throwing the Bay Area's very first doggie brunch.

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