Wed April 23, 2014


Thu March 6, 2014

Contemplating the local impact from America’s next supersized trade deal

Yard signs placed in front of hotels in Leesburg, VA during TPP negotiations in September 2012
Flickr user Public Citizen


Trade representatives from twelve countries have been discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership for four years. They’re discussing removing tariffs, protecting the environment, and stopping the piracy of copyrighted  material - all in the name of freer international trade.

Not much is known about what’s in this agreement, but based on what’s been leaked, here’s what we think we know about a couple of key components that will affect Californians: cows and computers.

On the farm

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Thu February 6, 2014


Wed October 30, 2013


Tue September 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph: Behind the scenes of the Napa grape harvest

Field workers harvesting cabernet grapes in Napa Valley.
Julie Caine

At its heart, California’s food economy is all about agriculture. Our state produces almost half of the fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States. In the Bay Area, one of our biggest crops is grapes. And right now, it’s harvest time-- it started on August 1st and could run through late fall. 

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