Pastured Eggs: What it Really Takes

“It’s been really interesting because I get to educate people, and explain how much better for you the eggs are when they come from pastured hens.”

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L.A. Unified removes flavored milk from menus

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, with a 5-2 vote on a new dairy contract, became by far the largest district in the country to remove flavored milk from its menus

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Mi Pueblo Food Centers success story for immigrant

This grocery store is bringing fresh affordable food to under-served communities. Find out how Mi Pueblo is making a difference.

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Flavor Farmer

Former ROC SC member, Jim Cohran, is featured in this month's issue of California Farmer. Check him out in Farm Progress 'Flavor Farmer'

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Small U.S. Farms Find Profit in Tourism

Agrotourism is more than a great vacation: it provides necessary income for farmers. This year only 13% of a farm family's income will from the farm itself.

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A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself

For nearly two decades, scientists had predicted that climate change would be relatively manageable for agriculture, suggesting that even under worst-case assumptions, it would probably take until 2080 for food prices to double.

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In San Diego, Gary Petill and Vanessa Zajfen Have KidsÕ Interests at Heart

They started by defining “local.” For SDUSD, there are three tiers: “San Diego Local,” within 25 miles of the county border; “Local,” within 150 miles of the SDUSD distribution center; and “Regional,” over 150 but within 250 miles of the distribution center.

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Anna LappŽ Says Food Industry is Out to Get the Sustainable Food Movement

Anna Lappé, the author of Diet for a Hot Planetand the cofounder of Small Planet Institute, was in town this weekend. At a dinner last night, she spoke to a small group of movers and shakers in the Bay Area food world about how food choices influence climate change.

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Want to Eat Local and Reduce Carbon Pollution? Start a Front Yard Food Garden

Creating a kitchen garden is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only do you avoid the carbon emissions of shipped food (or even driving to the store), you also replace lawn (that must be mowed, usually by a gas-powered mower) with food.

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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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