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California’s Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

California’s Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.

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Eatwell Farm to Begin Breeding its Own Heritage Poultry

Eatwell Farm to Begin Breeding its Own Heritage Poultry

| August 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

At large-scale hatcheries, male chicks are killed at birth. Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm, in Dixon, is launching a crowd funding campaign to breed his own heritage poultry so he won’t need to rely on these hatcheries, and “because it’s the right thing to do.” He’s hoping others will follow suit.

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Tomatoes: Heirlooms vs. Hybrids

Tomatoes: Heirlooms vs. Hybrids

| September 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Heirloom tomatoes are getting more and more popular—but what does “heirloom” really mean? And how do these colorful tomatoes differ from their supermarket relatives?

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