Don’t listen to what the New Yorkers say: you can find a good bagel in the Bay Area. Here are ten bagel options in the East Bay.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company is the one of largest operating oyster farms in California, and after month’s of legal battles, it’s being ordered to shut down by the federal government who has refused to renew the farm’s lease on park land. But a group of restaurant owners have filed a last minute lawsuit to keep this important local food source afloat.
A new book claims the organic label can’t be trusted, especially on food that’s imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.
The recall applies to “certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots” from a California packing company, the FDA says.
Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they’re not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.
Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called “ag-gag” laws.
Berkeley’s Ecology Center has created a tool to help people not only find their nearest farmers’ market, but direct them there, and tell them whether it accepts CalFresh or SNAP benefits.
Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It’s used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it’s been around for ages.
The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country’s cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.
A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of “biofortified” crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.
One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.
Watch UC President Janet Napolitano Announce New Food Initiative at Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters
At the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, UC President Janet Napolitano announces a new Global Food Initiative to address hunger, nutrition, and obesity. Sarah Henry reports.
Leaders of the National School Board Association say they’re concerned about “federal overreach on school meals.” But the First Lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.