| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:35 PM
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture voted Tuesday to send a letter to rail authority chairman Dan Richard, asserting the bullet train agency has failed to properly address the agricultural industry's concerns....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:39 AM
When Chut Wutty was killed in the forest, his death renewed suspicions that the Cambodian government has allowed or abetted illegal logging and protected companies instead of its people....
| Apr 1, 2012
| 1:47 PM
For many young adults entering the workforce and for an increasing number of mid- and long-career professionals looking to migrate to greener pastures, securing a job has not been easy. Facing such daunting economic odds, more and more Americans are...
| Apr 6, 2012
After Pompea Smith, who has led the Hollywood farmers market since she founded it 21 years ago, was fired Tuesday night, many questions remained as to just what had happened, and why. Official details were scant, but it is clear that the story involved...
| Jan 9, 2012
Only 20% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to people who are sick with bacterial infections, such as ear and urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most of the penicillin, tetracycline and other antibiotic drugs used in this country are given...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy's devastating intrusion into the final days of the presidential race would have at least one positive result if it inspired President Obama and Mitt Romney to finally address a huge issue they have ignored throughout the long campaign:...
| Nov 3, 2012
Here's the problem: "I'm a wine lover," says Hans Reisetbauer, spreading his hands for emphasis. But he was unlucky enough to be raised in upper Austria, too far north to grow grapes. The son of a farmer, at school he studied agriculture, but normal...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:08 PM
The Altadena certified farmers market, which opened last Wednesday afternoon after weeks of anticipatory buzz, is innovative and deeply idealistic. It showcases more than half a dozen small urban farms, most of which are selling at a farmers market for...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:15 AM
In the heart of the Wilshire Park historic district, Horacio Fuentes has built a garden with the feel of his native El Salvador. It begins by the sidewalk, where a pito coral tree grows, planted 15 years ago. It hasn’t yet produced the dramatic...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Garden writer/saint Jeff Spurrier recently handed off some of his heirloom tomatoes with a reminder that I should save a few seeds of my favorites to plant next spring, naturally leading to the question: How? What's the best way to save tomato seeds?...
| Mar 1, 2012
— Morning fog weaves its way through colorful rows of vegetables, herbs and flowers as staff and apprentices gather at the center of the garden at Esalen Institute. It's 7 a.m. The freshly awakened faces sit calmly in a circle for a morning...