| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Investigators are still unsure how cooked rotisserie chicken sold at a Costco store in South San Francisco was contaminated with a strain of salmonella involved in a national outbreak linked to Foster Farms brand poultry.
At least one person was...
| Sep 27, 2013
The decade-old Brentwood farmers market is the largest of the 20 venues run by the Raw Inspiration group, stretching for almost a quarter mile down Gretna Green Way from San Vicente Boulevard to Montana Avenue. It’s a flourishing event with a...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
JINAN, China — This squat concrete building was once a chicken coop, but now it's part of a farm with an entirely different kind of livestock — millions of cockroaches.
Inside, squirming masses of the reddish-brown insects dart between...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Costco extended a recall of rotisserie chicken products Thursday from a South San Francisco store because of an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened at least 317 people nationwide.
The recall targets 13,455 units of Kirkland Signature Foster Farms...
| Oct 21, 2013
Sweden has virtually eliminated salmonella in store-bought chicken, even though poultry there is industrially produced, just like in the United States. And even in this country, a 2010 Consumers Union study found no salmonella in the organic store-brand...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
STEVINSON, Calif. — A leggy bridesmaid smoothed her Grecian-pleated dress and stuffed lipstick and two cigars into her cowboy boots.
Over by the horses, the best man slipped a flask out of his vest and offered a mare a sip.
The preacher was...
| Oct 25, 2013
The 19-year-old Encino farmers market is one of the two best in the San Fernando Valley, because of its large size and quality, and its preponderance of farmers over prepared food. It's on a par with Studio City, which the manager, Carole Gallegos, ran...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON--More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps awoke on Friday to deal with the harsh reality that their benefits will decrease because emergency payments from the federal government to stimulate the economy have expired.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON -- California’s egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill.
The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring...
| Sep 22, 2013
The West Hollywood farmers market for more than 25 years has served its community well by sticking to the basics. Along with Bellflower and South Gate, it's one of just three markets in the Southland held on a Monday, when farmers are usually busy farming...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:53 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- The government may be holding a clearance sale of sorts this weekend after adding a new asset to its portfolio of confiscated farms and factories: the nation’s largest manufacturer of toilet paper.
The seizure of the plant...