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  • Want to help the bee populations? Grow a variety of flowers

    Want to help the bee populations? Grow a variety of flowers
    The European honey bee was brought to this continent in the early 1600s, but not to pollinate crops. Rather, early settlers sought beeswax to make candles. Native bees, which are mostly solitary ground-dwellers, were effective pollinators but did not provide significant quantities of wax or honey.
  • Wal-Mart's clout buoys animal welfare

    Wal-Mart's clout buoys animal welfare
    When the giant retailer Wal-Mart recently announced that it would ask all suppliers of fresh and frozen meat, deli, dairy and egg products to its Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in the U.S. to abide by sweeping new guidelines for the humane treatment of...

    California agriculture: It's worth the water

    California agriculture: It's worth the water
    Pundits here in drought-stricken California have become fond of proclaiming that farms consume 80% of the state's water and generate only about 2% of its gross domestic product. "Why devote so much of our water to an industry that contributes so little...

    Bug wars: In Utah farm fields it's ladybugs vs. a plague of aphids

    Bug wars: In Utah farm fields it's ladybugs vs. a plague of aphids
    James Barnhill has had a front-row seat to a tense natural battle in the farm fields of central Utah. Due to a drought and record warm winter here, invasive insects called aphids have survived the usually frigid months to ravage alfalfa and wheat...

    Through thick and thin -- 12 recipes for spring asparagus

    Through thick and thin -- 12 recipes for spring asparagus
    Can it be mere coincidence that March heralds the arrival of both my birthday and the first California asparagus? I think not. As Einstein said, God doesn’t play dice with the universe. And while I no longer am filled with the same childlike...