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How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Around 1900, as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to find crops from around the world which would grow well in the United States, “agricultural explorers” visited Algeria, Iraq and Egypt. They returned with date palm shoots, and after planting in a number of regions, found the Coachella Valley had the perfect climate for the crop.

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Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among other issues, veterans face a challenge shared by many Americans: obesity. Federal officials say more than 70 percent of veterans receiving VA care have weight problems. The California Report visits an elite culinary school in Napa Valley, which runs a healthy cooking program for wounded veterans.

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The California Report: California Cities Take on Soda Regulation

The California Report: California Cities Take on Soda Regulation

| October 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reporter: Mina Kim
From New York City to California, local officials are pushing ideas to get consumers to cut down on soft drinks. Health experts say sugary drinks like Coke and Pepsi contribute to obesity and diabetes. And now two California cities, Richmond and El Monte, are asking voters to approve taxes on those drinks.

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The California Report: Proposition 37: Food Labeling

The California Report: Proposition 37: Food Labeling

| October 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The California Report Magazine Host: Scott Shafer
One health-related ballot measure getting nationwide attention is Proposition 37 — which goes to the heart of how much information consumers should have about their food. Prop. 37 requires labeling on raw or processed food that’s made from certain genetically engineered materials. It also prohibits calling any foods like that “natural” on the packaging. Supporters say consumers have a right to this information. Opponents say the measure is misleading and full of loopholes.

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The California Report: The Fine Art of Foraging

The California Report: The Fine Art of Foraging

| November 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the Napa Valley, Connie Green has been foraging for mushrooms, berries, greens and much more since the early 1970s — and she’s made quite a business out of it by selling her bounty to some of California’s very best restaurants.

Host Scott Shafer sat down with Connie Green to talk about the new book she’s written with chef Sarah Scott, called “The Wild Table.”

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The California Report: Backyard Seed Banks

The California Report: Backyard Seed Banks

| November 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

“Seed saving” is a technique that has largely fallen by the wayside in modern agriculture. And that’s reduced the genetic diversity of the crops we rely on. But now, a handful of groups in the San Francisco Bay Area are starting their own seed-saving efforts. Reporter: Lauren Sommer

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Melamine-Tainted Cookie Recall

Melamine-Tainted Cookie Recall

| October 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Melamine-Tainted Cookies
Food safety experts say one of the most serious issues concerning the appearance of melamine-tainted foods from China lies in finding what’s contaminated — and getting it off the market. We bought samples of popular Chinese-made cookies and had them tested for melamine. The results? Positive.

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Health Dialogues: Back to School, Childhood Nutrition

Health Dialogues: Back to School, Childhood Nutrition

| September 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s time for kids to go back to school, but what are they eating? The foods children consume now can adversely affect their future health, particularly their risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Join the September edition of Health Dialogues as we examine childhood nutrition — in the busy home, in the lunchroom and in the lunchbox.

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The California Report: Learning the Secret to Good Latkes

| December 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Tamara Keith, reporter for The California Report and KQED Public Radio, recently learned how to cook these potato pancakes the right way…from her mother-in-law. Here’s her story. This may be the ultimate parable of Jewish cooking tradition. Growing up Methodist in a small, central valley town, my first introduction to latkes was through my college […]

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