California’s soda tax Helping Cash-Strapped Communities Protect Children’s Health

On April 21, 2011, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy released a county-by-county analysis of how much of these new revenues would be returned to communities throughout the state.

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Nutrition is elementary in No Kid Hungry campaign

No Kid Hungry, intends to help childcare centers and schools make better use of funds already available. The goal is to increase participation in school breakfast programs by 10% the first year.

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USDA funds research on crops and climate change

The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while trying to limit the impact of a changing environment.

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Itinerant Life Weighs on FarmworkersÕ Children

The challenges for children in East Salinas, known as Alisal, have deep roots: during the Depression, thousands of Dust Bowl migrants packed into tiny shacks. Today, Sherwood sits on a fault line of violence between the Hebbron Heights Surenos (blue) and the Fremont Street Nortenos (red) street gangs; a first grader was wounded by gunfire last year hiding behind a play structure.

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Climate-smart agriculture is needed

Agriculture must become central to future climate-change discussions, because it contributes a "significant" proportion of global carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions.

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DonÕt End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them

Imagine support designed to encourage a resurgence of small- and medium-size farms producing not corn syrup and animal-feed but food we can touch, see, buy and eat — like apples and carrots — while diminishing handouts to agribusiness and its political cronies.

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Farmers Worry As Unually Cold Temps Grip CA

Almond growers and other tree fruit farmers in Central and Northern California are bracing for possible crop damage this weekend as unusually cold temperatures gripped the state and set low-temperature records.

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Reduce your Footprint

helpful tips from Ecological Footprint to help reduce your carbon footprint

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Jamie Oliver: Food fighter

Talking to the English chef about his program 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution,' a TV show that's not just about healthy food but also about converting skeptics and unbelievers.

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The Color of Food

The Color of Food report is a  broad survey of the food system, to map out the race, gender and class of workers along the supply chain.

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