How the Supply Chain Crunch is Hurting California Farmers.

As shipping companies concentrate on the most lucrative routes from China to California, almond growers are struggling to transport their wares.

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It’s Some of America’s Richest Farmland. But What Is It Without Water?

A California farmer decides it makes better business sense to sell his water than to grow rice. An almond farmer considers uprooting his trees to put up solar panels. Drought is transforming the state, with broad consequences for the food supply.

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5 Takeaways From the New Food Allergy Law

Sesame becomes a “major allergen,” joining milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.

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No Cow Necessary: Here’s How to Make Plant-Based Milk

Home baristas have made soy, oat and almond milk hard to find in stores. You can make them in your kitchen, and cut your carbon footprint at the same time.

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