farming

12:01pm

Thu October 9, 2014
Politics

Your Food, Your Vote: A Candidate Forum

Supervisors David Campos & David Chiu

CUESA, the Urban Agriculture Alliance and the SF-Marin Food Bank recently hosted Your Food, Your Vote, a food-focused forum with State Assembly District 17 candidates David Chiu and David Campos.

 

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4:22pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking: a small town deals with big oil

Pennsylvania farmer sees fracking's effects on farms.
Under CC license from Flickr user Public Herald

California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in years. As politicians try to figure out how to conserve more water, many have began pointing fingers at fracking for using large amounts of water. Fracking is the process that involves pumping water and chemicals under high pressure in order to release oil trapped in rock. They argue that fracking not only uses up water, but also poses risks to the state’s natural resources.

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5:08pm

Wed March 26, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Migrant workers and nutrition: working in "The Garden," but not eating from it

Photo from the Institute for Social and Economic Development

The Central Valley, a large swatch of California between the coast and the Sierra mountains, was until recently, in a state of emergency. The region was in a long drought. The recession didn’t help. People were hungry.

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9:12am

Wed February 27, 2013