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Teresa O’Connor

Teresa O'Connor

Teresa O'Connor is a food reporter, who was the assistant editor of UC Food Observer. Her articles have been published in Horticulture, Civil Eats, Yes! Magazine and other publications, including the cooperative extension services for California and Idaho. She created FarmFreshLowCarbLiving.com to educate about healthy low carbohydrate lifestyles.

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LA Foodways

Ventura County Helps Keep Farming Alive in Southern California

Ventura County is the nation’s eleventh largest county in crop value, despite its close location to the country’s second most populous city. How do they do it?
Millet
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The Migrant Kitchen

Take A Moment for Millets

You may not have heard much about millets yet. But a team of UC Berkeley scientists and California farmers is working hard to change that because the culinary possibilities and marketability potential for these ancient grains are hard to beat.
Vandana Shiva
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Agro-Ecologist Vandana Shiva and Her Commitment to Food Sovereignty

Agro-ecologist Vandana Shiva recently traveled through Southern California. The Indian native has founded a network of seed keepers and organic food producers, as well as authored numerous books about food sovereignty, sustainability, and biodiversity.
Katie Stagliano Now
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The Girl Who Wants to End Hunger

At 9 years old, Katie Stagliano grew a 40-pound cabbage and donated it to her local kitchen where it was used to feed at least 275 people. Inspired by that experience, the young gardener started a non-profit which helps feed the hungry around the country.
View of Earth from Apollo 11 on July 19, 1969
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Apollo 11 Anniversary: How Space Information is Being Used to Benefit Farmers on Earth

July 20, 2016 was NASA’s 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Since that time, the world has come a long way towards understanding outer space better, and how our farming could benefit from it.
Decolonize Your Diet
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Decolonize Your Diet

Say “Mexican food” and many people picture an unhealthy cuisine composed of fried foods, smothered in cheese and sour cream. Two professors, however, believe traditional, indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood and is actually extremely healthy.
Haven Seed Co.
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Haven Farm: From Seeds To Manure Teas

The Haven family has grown deep roots in the state of California after 160 years of farming and ranching. The biggest product coming from the Haven farm, however, is not produce, but manure teas processed from the cows, farm’s horses and alfalfa.
 Spotlight on Sorghum Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab
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Drought-Resistant Sorghum is America's New Supergrain

Although a popular food crop in Africa and parts of Asia, Sorghum has been more commonly used in the United States for feeding livestock. But that situation may be poised to change.
torgrimson seed garden
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Q&A: John Torgrimson of Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange has grown into a well-respected network of passionate gardeners interested in preserving heirloom varieties and sharing seeds.
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