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The Central Sierra Cooperative Extension serves Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and El Dorado counties.
Food irradiation possible solution for food safety failings
Posted 9/2/2014 - Irradiating meat can reduce Salmonella and Camphylobacter levels to almost zero, making it safer for consumers who aren't handling raw meat properly, according to a UC consumer behavior and food science expert who was quoted in Food Quality New. However,...
Lighter crop of winegrapes blamed on drought
Posted 8/29/2014 - Winegrape growers are expecting a lighter than normal crop in 2014 due to the drought, reported Jeremy Thomas in the Contra Costa Times. "The drought is impacting everybody," said Kevin Zollinger, a Livermore vintner. "Everybody's cutting back. Are our...