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Proposed California Water Regulations Target Landscape

The California Department of Water Resources has proposed changes to the state’s existing landscape ordinance that would prohibit the installation of grass at most new residential or commercial properties. According to the new rule, the size threshold for landscapes would be reduced to 500 feet for both types of properties. New California yards and commercial…

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California Almond Industry Tackles Cross-Sector Sustainability Issues at Statewide Summit

The Almond Board of California recently convened other state-based agricultural groups, food processors, and interest groups to identify potential solutions to the ongoing sustainability challenges impacting the state, including California’s current historic drought. Although many sectors have implemented successful sustainability programs, the meeting represented the first time that these groups have joined forces to discuss…

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More Lawsuits Filed Against Supplement Makers Following NY Attorney General Report

Although the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations requires manufactures to verify their products’ safety and to label the contents appropriately, supplements are not subjected to the same rigorous evaluation process as drugs. When a manufacturer wishes to place a new drug on the market, the FDA engages in a detailed evaluation of the product,…

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The Food Packaging Problem & 5 Ways You Can Help Right at Home

Food waste, which we discussed in a previous post, is a major problem for the United States. What many people do not include in that calculation, however, is the waste derived from materials used to package and transport foods. According to a report produced by the Environmental Protection Agency, “food and packaging/containers account for almost…

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Sunday Spotlight ✥ Sola Bee Farms

Located in Woodland, CA, Sola Bee Farms has engaged in a number of agricultural pursuits since 1861. Sola Bee Farms is the first company to provide sustainably produced raw honey straight from the hive using innovative beekeeping methods. You can purchase Sola Bee honey right from their website or find it at a Sprouts retailer near you. If…

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Kashi and GT’s Kombucha Face Consumer Class Actions Over False Advertising Claims

In a previous post, we provided a basic overview of how class action lawsuits work and highlighted three food-related consumer class action lawsuits that were either filed or settled during March 2015. In today’s Daily Crow we examine two more lawsuits filed during March 2015 claiming that the defendant food manufacturers engaged in false, misleading, and unfair labeling…

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Almost Everything You Want to Know About GMOs But Don’t Have Time To Research

If you have not heard the words “GMO,” “genetically engineered,” or “genetically modified,” chances are you have been living off the grid. Over the last several years, the debate regarding the safety and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has reached a fever pitch. Although some consumers are well-versed in the realm of GMOs, many consumers…

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Sunday Spotlight ➸ Country Flat Farm

This week’s Sunday Spotlight is Country Flat Farm, an idyllic and multidimensional organic farm located in the rolling forest hills of Big Sur, CA. The property was purchased over thirty years ago by the Eichorn family, and has served as their homestead since. Some of their most popular offerings include Meyer lemons and honey. Over…