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Urban Farms Get a Boost From New State Law

October 14, 2013 | 2:00 pm

Urban Farms Get a Boost From New State Law

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Property owners get a tax break when land is used to grow food for the community.

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Grassroots Gleaning: Getting the Harvest to the Hungry

October 10, 2013 | 5:30 am

Grassroots Gleaning: Getting the Harvest to the Hungry

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A woman with a Ph.D. from Stanford returns to her hometown of Pixley to rescue unwanted produce from farms and neighborhood backyards.

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Diary: A Pregnant Teen in Fresno Talks About Food

October 9, 2013 | 6:45 pm

Diary: A Pregnant Teen in Fresno Talks About Food

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For this pregnant 15-year-old, adopting a healthy diet is much easier said than done.

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Food Banks Feed the Hungry — and Face Tough Choices on Donations

October 9, 2013 | 9:34 am

Food Banks Feed the Hungry — and Face Tough Choices on Donations

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Groups face tension between clients’ need for healthy food and donors’ offers of less wholesome options.

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For Some in the Valley of Plenty, Next Meal Is Uncertain

October 8, 2013 | 10:05 am

For Some in the Valley of Plenty, Next Meal Is Uncertain

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California may be the world’s breadbasket, but many who harvest our crops can’t afford them.

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News Pix: Government Shutdown Kills Bay Area Fun; California Health Exchange Kicks Off

October 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm

News Pix: Government Shutdown Kills Bay Area Fun; California Health Exchange Kicks Off

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Tourists are shut out of popular attractions. Meantime, the state begins signing up Obamacare customers.

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To Create Jobs, Salinas Seeks to Tap Into the Ag-Tech Boom

September 30, 2013 | 5:00 am

To Create Jobs, Salinas Seeks to Tap Into the Ag-Tech Boom

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The city is marketing itself as the perfect laboratory for ag-tech innovations.

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Alice Waters, Fellow Chefs Launch Petition Against Fracking

September 26, 2013 | 1:13 pm

Alice Waters, Fellow Chefs Launch Petition Against Fracking

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The Berkeley chef and dozens of other food experts ask for a California moratorium on fracking.

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Bay Area Hunger Games: In Solidarity, Eat A Little Less This Coming Week

September 6, 2013 | 4:22 pm

Bay Area Hunger Games: In Solidarity, Eat A Little Less This Coming Week

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Hunger Challenge 2013 raises awareness to the struggles faced by low-income residents in our cities.

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No Foie Gras for You: Court Upholds Ban on Sales

August 30, 2013 | 2:18 pm

No Foie Gras for You: Court Upholds Ban on Sales

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco refused to block California’s ban on foie gras.

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