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California Cracks Down On Farmers Market Cheaters

California Cracks Down On Farmers Market Cheaters

| October 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

Did your local farmer really grow that heirloom apple he just sold you? California wants to know, so it’s sending more inspectors out to make sure the produce sold at markets is really local.

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California Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Farmers’ Market Fraud

California Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Farmers’ Market Fraud

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

AB 1871 raises the daily stall fee for each vendor at a certified farmers’ market in California. Those fees would pay for county inspections to help insure produce labeled organic is, actually, organic.

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How Well Do You Know Your Fish Fillet? Even Chefs Can Be Fooled

How Well Do You Know Your Fish Fillet? Even Chefs Can Be Fooled

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Oceana, a conservation group, has been beating the drum about seafood mislabeling. An interactive dinner hosted by the group helped prove how easy it is for anyone to become a victim of seafood fraud.

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One In Three Fish Sold At Restaurants And Grocery Stores Is Mislabeled

One In Three Fish Sold At Restaurants And Grocery Stores Is Mislabeled

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fish fraud is often just a form of swindling when a cheap fish, like tilapia, is sold as pricy red snapper. But a conservation group says it also puts consumers at risk of health issues and makes it harder to avoid buying fish that are being overfished.

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KQED’s Forum: Farmers Market Fraud?

KQED’s Forum: Farmers Market Fraud?

| June 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

How can you be sure those cherries or plums from the farmers market are really local or organic? Last year, a TV station in Los Angeles found vendors making false claims — including stalls selling produce bought from wholesalers. KQED’s Forum discusses new proposals to increase enforcement, and find out how consumers can ensure they’re getting the genuine artichoke.

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