Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ANR News Blog

  • Beverage industry using defensive tactics to fight soda tax initiatives

    Added October 12, 2016
    UC CalFresh nutrition educator Nancy Zumkeller shows the amount of sugar in a 32-ounce soda.

    The beverage industry is recruiting low-income and minority groups to help share a message aimed at tanking soda-tax measures in Oakland and San Francisco, reported Winston Cho in the East Bay Express. The industry has poured in $13 million to fight...

  • UC Cooperative Extension reaching out to NorCal cannabis growers

    Added October 3, 2016
    UC Cooperative Extension advisor Deborah Giraud has called a meeting with Humboldt County cannabis growers to discuss the industry's environmental impacts.

    UC Cooperative Extension in Humboldt County has invited local cannabis farmers to meetings this week to discuss ways to reduce the industry's environmental impacts, reported Will Houston in the Eureka Times-Standard. UC advisors and specialists will...

  • 'Non-GMO' milk label more about marketing, says UCCE expert

    Added September 23, 2016
    DNA from genetically engineered feed is not passed to milk or meat, according to research by UCCE specialist Alison Van Eenennaam.

    Clover Stornetta Farms of Petaluma will be adding non-GMO certification to its conventional milk in early 2017. The move upset organic and conventional farmers, as well as a few agriculture scientists, reported Tara Duggan in the San Francisco...

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