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Monthly Archives: February 2021

CDFA grant helping turn food waste back into food – from UC Riverside

By Jules Bernstein There’s a better end for used food than taking up space in landfills and contributing to global warming.  UC Riverside scientists have discovered fermented food waste can boost bacteria that increase crop growth, making plants more resistant … Continue reading

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Study: food and agriculture workers at top of list for those most at-risk of COVID death – from CBS SF Bay Area

A University of California, San Francisco study of the jobs at most risk for death from COVID-19 shows line cooks, machine operators, agricultural workers, bakers, and construction laborers at the top of the list. The study looked at occupational sectors … Continue reading

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California leads in organic agriculture

The USDA has released its annual count of certified organic operations calculated from the USDA National Organic Program  Organic INTEGRITY Database. The number of certified organic operations worldwide grew to 45,578 in 2020 with 28,454 — more than 62 percent … Continue reading

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