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5 Reasons to Spend Your Next Wine Vacation in the Salinas Valley

Pam Grout | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

I love Napa and Sonoma and would rather swallow a crumpled-up wine box than dis either one of them. But if money talks, a much better California county for wine lovers is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Strawberry Pesticide Linked To Low Birth Weight, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

Salinas Valley, Calif., women living within three miles of pesticide-treated fields gave birth to smaller than average babies, according to a recent s...

Who Needs Farm Hands When You Can Have Robots

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TERENCE CHEA | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology

SALINAS, California (AP) — Researchers are now designing robots for the last frontier of agricultural mechanization — fruits and vegetables destin...

Why Sea Otters Sued California's State Water Board

Steve Shimek | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Steve Shimek

The public has every right to know the quality of its water and every right to fully understand the risks and benefits of modern agriculture. Do agriculture's benefits outweigh the public right to clean water? Is farming that does not pollute water even possible?

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

Mike Sweeney | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Mike Sweeney

For sure, the consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.

California Has One Of Nation's Widest Gaps In Hispanic-White Reading Proficiency

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the second of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students ...