As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Thanks to a big spring crop in Veracruz and police crackdowns on drug cartels, high prices for Mexican limes are falling earthward, just in time for summer cocktails. Mexican farmers are celebrating.
The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can’t always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.
California usually delivers the nation’s early season cherries, but with yields down around a third of what they usually are, you can expect to pay a whole lot more at the market.
There’s a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.
Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.
In the latest video from the Lexicon of Sustainability’s Douglas Gayeton, “Antibiotic-Free,” Bill and Nicolette Niman of BN Ranchshare their thoughts on the growing movement in the U.S. to remove sub-therapeutic antibiotics from American beef.
For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they’ll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.
Learn about what makes food from different regions taste unique in this new video from filmmaker Douglas Gayeton of the Lexicon of Sustainability project. Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm is featured in the video and shares her thoughts about “terroir.”
What does it mean to eat grass fed beef? What are the larger implications of producing and eating grass fed beef on animals, the environment and ourselves? In this new video, “Grass Fed” from the Lexicon of Sustainability project, filmmaker Douglas Gayeton explores grass farming, rotational grazing and other concepts with Virginia-based farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm.
Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.
Mark Pasternak and his wife, Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, farm 115 acres in Nicasio, Novato, and Petaluma, raising pigs, sheep, and rabbits, as well as wine grapes and asparagus.