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Geoffrey Mohan

Geoffrey Mohan joinedtheLos AngelesTimesin2001from Newsday,wherehewasthe Latin America bureau chief in MexicoCity.Hestarted off here as astatewideroamer, detoured to cover the AfghanistanandIraqwars and waspartoftheteamthat won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the California wildfires in2003.He served as an editor on the metro and foreign desks before returning toreportingon science in 2013.Nowhe’scomingfullcircle,roamingthe stateinsearchofstoriesaboutfarming and food.
Behind Trump's dairy rant, a cheesed-off Wisconsin and Canada's sacred cows

Trump was right: Canada does slap a 270% tariff on some U.S. dairy products. But the dairy trade picture is a lot more complex than the rhetoric. Tariffs don't apply to the first 10% of trade, and Canada remains the third-largest export destination for U.S. dairy — $636 million last year alone.

Could blockchain have solved the mystery of the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak?

Blockchain, the encryption network best known for cryptocurrency transactions, can be used to trace retail produce back to its source in seconds. It might offer a faster way to solve food contamination outbreaks such as the E. coli infestation in romaine lettuce.

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