This article is a great deep dive into farming in Cali’s Central Valley. Lots to learn here—from what’s working, what definitely isn’t, and what you should know before you buy, and eat. I like this snippet, mainly because of the idea behind it:
“The public is tired of corporate food,” Buxman said. “But the word ‘organic’ has been misused and usurped.” Instead, Buxman devised a rating system called California Clean, which would allow for chemical fertilizers but exclude farms of more than 100 acres and require the farmer and his or her family to be the primary laborers. It would also require that produce be of high quality, with high nutrition, and would require that the farms had an active biology, including healthy soil, birds, worms and so on.