| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:24 PM
It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue.
How did she like living here?
"I love it," she said. "I think it...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
JENSEN, Utah It's easy to find the largest Chinese-owned hay farm in the United States. It sits 189 miles east of Salt Lake City, on a stunningly scenic bend of the Green River. After driving past the only gas station in Jensen, population 400, a...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I suppose it is a good thing that California can sell alfalfa to China, in part as payment for all of the cheap items that fill our dollar-only stores. But notice that we are in effect also exporting California's water. ("U.S. farmers making hay with...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was rejected on Thursday by the state's high court, which ruled the local health board overstepped its authority in approving the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:57 PM
In a detailed new report, public health advocate Michele Simon examines the distinct drawbacks of government programs to promote dairy consumption.
These include milk programs in schools and the "checkoff" programs through which the government...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:11 AM
— Elizabeth Gillman stood in Cato Corner Farm's calf barn one recent weekend morning, white-haired and clad in old blue jeans and a baggy shirt, and she had more on her mind than routine worries about cattle feed prices and the weather. These days,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to put a proposal to levy a one-cent-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages to voters in November, despite some opposition from local business owners.
The decision makes...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With a plastic white cap and powder blue label, the Desert Farms milk bottle matches the idyllic image of the doorstep milk bottle. But a closer look reveals something a bit different: "Make every day a humpday."
It is the lighthearted slogan of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:56 PM
For Brazilians, it's cachaça. For Puerto Ricans, it's rum.
And for Chileans, the specialty is wine, and that's exactly what ProChile aimed to highlight in Miami on Tuesday night at their annual wine tasting event.
Nearly 20 tables lined the Conrad...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Five hours, 122 cups of tea and a dimly lit room. That might sound like the beginning of a bad joke or a fraternity hazing ritual.
The reason I'm here, pencil in one hand and a matcha brew in the other, may be nearly as ill-advised. I'm judging iced tea...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Each summer, thousands of visitors flock to the Connecticut Wine Trail, spending their afternoons tasting samples from the state's sprawling vineyards. But in many cases the wine they sip was produced from grapes grown far from the nearby vines.