Sugary drinks harm our bodies, but what about our ecosystems? Their ads for good feelings in a bottle are not the full story. Behind that friendly corporate face is a swath of destructive practices. Earth Island Journal editor Jason Mark and guests explore the environmental impacts of Big Soda, from litter and recycling woes, to… Read more »
This morning when the proposed soda taxes in San Francisco and Berkeley were discussed on KQED’s Forum, a question came up: is there even one doctor who is against a soda tax? They are sure keeping quiet. In contrast, a long list of medical, dental, and health professionals are vocal supporters of the soda tax.… Read more »
A favorite event of the Farmers’ Market community is right around the corner: the Crafts Fair! This year, the event will be held on two Saturdays, December 13 and December 20.
After being run by the incredible Kirk Lumpkin for many years, the Crafts Fair is under new leadership. We’re looking for both new and… Read more »
We’ve gotten a few sprinkles in the Bay Area since Governor Brown signed a package of bills to regulate the state’s groundwater resources last week, but the drought’s far from over. The move is vital to protect the future of local, sustainably grown food in California. It’s also long overdue, and it’ll be years before… Read more »
Last week, the No on D Campaign reported a contribution from the American Beverage Association of $500,000, bringing a total of $800,000 that the industry has spent to defeat Measure D in Berkeley. We’re sharing the open letter that the campaign has written in response to this news, and the ambush of ads, canvassers, and… Read more »