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California Farmers Pray for Rain, Prepare for Continued Drought

California Farmers Pray for Rain, Prepare for Continued Drought

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmers at the annual fundraiser for The Center for Land-Based Learning say they’re doing OK this year, with a bit of strategic tinkering and water-wise practices. But if the drought drags on into another year, they except to hurt, a lot.

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The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two recent studies add to the growing evidence that consuming dairy fat may actually fend off weight gain. Experts say it may be time to revisit the assumption that when it comes to dairy, fat free is always best.

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Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wheat, nuts, fish, dairy–seems like everyone is allergic to something these days. What’s a host to do? An illustrated guide to the difference between intolerance and allergy. And tips for cooking for those with these conditions (and having them leave sated –and alive.)

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Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shifting to a diet that’s packed with pork, cheese and eggs has a big influence on the trillion of bacteria living in our guts, even after just a few days, new research shows. And some of these changes probably aren’t so good. One type of microbe that flourishes under the meat-based diet has been linked to diseases in mice.

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Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again

Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again

| December 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don’t reach agreement, the nation faces going over “the dairy cliff” – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.

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Grassmilk: New Trend in Dairy has California Ties

Grassmilk: New Trend in Dairy has California Ties

| August 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

Savvy grocery shoppers who are comfortable seeking out items like grass-fed beef, biodynamic wine and similar smaller batch items may want to keep a look out for this dairy product, which shows signs of being a new trend.

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McConnell’s Ice Cream: Handcrafted in California

McConnell’s Ice Cream: Handcrafted in California

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

A 70-year-old California ice cream company is growing its delectable product line. McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams has new owners as well as a master ice cream maker on staff (a rare feat) and continues to use ingredients like Guittard and Valrhona chocolate, as well as organic cage-free eggs.

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Soured Milks: What’s the Difference?

Soured Milks: What’s the Difference?

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s a definite difference between cheese and milk. It’s clear in the tastes, textures, state of matter, and smells. However, when it comes to that iffy area in-between milk and cheese it get’s a little muddy. What exactly is the difference between sour cream and crème fraîche? How is yogurt different from kefir? Why is the buttermilk purchased in stores rarely ever true buttermilk?

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First Fruits Salad for Shavuot

First Fruits Salad for Shavuot

Dairy is the go-to ingredient for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, celebrated this year on May 26, but Stephanie Rosenbaum explores other options, including a First Fruits Salad, barley dishes and a non-dairy cheesecake.

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