Stanford’s six-acre site is to be as much a laboratory as a classroom for students to learn theory and evolve best practices in sustainable agriculture. The goal is to educate future leaders who can address our environmental and food system challenges in the 21st Century.
Source: A new educational farm on the “Farm” | Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
In an effort to strengthen local and regional food systems, the USDA has promised millions through several grants to support farmers markets, CSA’s and ‘hub’ businesses that aggregate and facilitate regional food promotion, awareness of resources and actual distribution channels. Farm-to-institution programs are also included which is great news for educational and health organizations!
Source: USDA Awards $34.3 Million to Support Communities Local Foods Infrastructure, Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables
Many restaurants in our greater Bay Area and other cities are slowly shifting their practices in favor of greater wage equality for all restaurant workers and better salaries. This is good food justice news and a move in the right direction for a living wage. Read the article in Bay Area Bites from KQED.
The White House has ordered a review of the government’s system for regulating products of biotechnology, including genetically modified crops. That system has been controversial from the start.
Source: White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations | Bay Area Bites | KQED Food
More of us are asking for grass-fed beef at the meat counters and restaurants. With few or no consistent regulations in place, ranching operations and labels vary and consumers are left to trust what marketers tell us. If that is of concern to you, follow the Source link…
Source: Is Your Grass-Fed Beef for Real? Here’s How to Tell and Why it Matters | Bay Area Bites | KQED Food