As California faces a historic drought, many farmers are relying on groundwater reserves to carry them through the dry season. Pumping groundwater is currently unregulated in California (that could soon change), and drawing on reserves now could cause shortages in the future. Sustainability-minded farmers are looking ahead and using an arsenal of methods to conserve water. Here are just a few.
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Civil Eats | Aug 20, 2014Posted by Civil Eats
In most cases, even certified organic produce is not pesticide-free. But compared to most conventional produce, it can mean a big step in a less-toxic direction.
asian food and drink | Aug 19, 2014Posted by Wendy Goodfriend
Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.
Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 19, 2014Posted by Dana Velden
Award-winning food blogger Erin Scott's first cookbook, Yummy Supper, is collection of 100 lush, beautifully photographed recipes that take full advantage of our Bay Area bounty and oh, by the way, just happen to be gluten-free. This is the cookbook that will feed everyone at your table, in all possible ways.
beer | Aug 19, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.
food banks, hunger, volunteer | Aug 18, 2014Posted by NPR Food
A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
bay area | Aug 18, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.
bay area | Aug 15, 2014Posted by Alix Wall
Forget about Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Barnraiser allows consumers who are interested in changing the food system back projects that will.
food banks, hunger, volunteer | Aug 15, 2014Posted by NPR Food
A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.
bay area | Aug 14, 2014Posted by Oakland Local
Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving It?