Imperial Valley News
Lodi, California - Don't look now but the ZinFest Wine Festival is almost here! For those life experience thrill-seekers who need more than a few sips of fabulous Lodi wine to float their boat, the ZinFest Vintner's Regatta is back by popular demand for year number two.
Healthy Soils Initiative: A foundation for agricultural sustainability and climate change resilience
Sacramento, California - Ask a shopper where their food comes from, and the answer might be “the supermarket” or “the farmers’ market,” or maybe even “a farm” or “a farmer.” Those are all true, but of course they aren’t the whole story. Ask a farmer the same question, and you’re likely to hear “the soil.” Ah, now we’re getting somewhere…
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced new labeling requirements for raw or partially cooked beef products that have been mechanically tenderized. Consumers, restaurants, and other food service facilities will now have more information about the products they are buying, as well as useful cooking instructions so they know how to safely prepare them.
Washington, DC - May 15th is Food Revolution Day, and Jamie Oliver is asking us to join the fight for food education for every child. Food Revolution Day is a global day of action for people all over the world to come together to stand up for food education and to cook and share their kitchen knowledge, celebrating the importance of food literacy. At Food Tank, we are inspired by the efforts of teachers and educators to incorporate cooking, nutrition education, and gardening into school curriculums.
Antalya, Turkey - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Thank you. Just very quickly. Let me just say quickly that I’m very appreciative to my colleagues for their courtesy in recognizing that because I have to be back in Washington for the GCC meeting tonight we would speed up some of the topics that we needed to discuss.
Imperial, California - For the first time, satellite mapping of Latin America shows that the continent’s agricultural expansion has waned in the wake of the global economic downturn, according to UBC research.