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Harvesting the Rainbow

Harvesting the Rainbow

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Learn how to use plants and vegetables to make sustainable dyes.

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California’s Drought Isn’t Making Food Cost More. Here’s Why

California’s Drought Isn’t Making Food Cost More. Here’s Why

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

California produces most of America’s vegetables and nuts. Yet there’s little sign the drought there is creating food shortages in the U.S., because farmers are rationing water and draining aquifers.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Land Trust

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Land Trust

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

With farm land often more valuable as real estate than as agricultural grounds, many farmers look to sell off their lands. Bob Berner, retired Executive Director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust tells us why land trusts can help bridge that profitability gap.

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Fighting Bugs with Bugs: Hatching a Solution for Troubled Trees

Fighting Bugs with Bugs: Hatching a Solution for Troubled Trees

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Light California Cherry Season Thanks to Warm Winter – Expect Higher Prices

Light California Cherry Season Thanks to Warm Winter – Expect Higher Prices

| May 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

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.

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Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

When crops are surrounded by high levels of carbon dioxide, they’re more productive. But they may have lower concentrations of some crucial nutrients, which could increase malnutrition in the future.

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Agribusiness Funds ‘Farmland’ To Counter Hollywood Message

Agribusiness Funds ‘Farmland’ To Counter Hollywood Message

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Antibiotic-Free” featuring Bill & Nicolette Niman of BN Ranch

The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Antibiotic-Free” featuring Bill & Nicolette Niman of BN Ranch

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought

Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Terroir – All Food Expresses a Sense of Place

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Terroir – All Food Expresses a Sense of Place

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.”

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Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’

Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’

| April 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they’ve found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Grass Fed” features Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

The Lexicon of Sustainability: “Grass Fed” features Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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