Strawberries grown in California have been getting plumper, juicier and sweeter over the years, thanks in large part to a world-renowned plant-breeding program at UC Davis. But the breeding program is caught in the grips of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by two former UC Davis scientists – a case that the scientists’ lawyers say has halted the flow of plant innovation from the Davis labs for the time being.
In Sacramento, small farms can have a big impact because they hire local labor and buy supplies from local stores. That’s why a dollar in sales at a farmers market generates twice as much local economic activity as a dollar in revenue at one of region’s larger farms.
Feeling like a plate of pasta? Be aware that some styles will hang with – and on – you longer than others. The following list of restaurant pasta dishes gives an idea of the caloric impact that can be expected.