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Lettuce and Food Bullying

If you don’t know about Food Bullying yet – you really should.  This is especially true if you’re a  registered …

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The Farmer and the Rancher CAN Be Friends

The California Department of Food and Agriculture together with the Monterey County Farm Bureau has issued a comprehensive 58-page report …

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How Farmers Are Making Lettuce Safer: Soil is Part of the Food Chain Too

Making sure lettuce and leafy greens are safely grown encompasses a lot of factors. Most people aren’t aware a program …

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‘Experiencing Greens’ Explores Sensory Characteristics of Lettuce

By Jessica Foust, RDN

Jessica Foust is a chef, registered dietitian and member of the Advisory Panel that oversees website content for, a …

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Lettuce Nutrition Facts

Lettuce Nutrition Facts

Want to learn lettuce nutrition facts, including nutritional value, benefits, and calories in lettuce? This page will help you understand …

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When it comes to nutritional benefits, it doesn’t get much better than dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, collard and …

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Is Lettuce All It Takes?

By Jonathan Valdez, MBA, RD

Does ‘Romaine Lettuce Water’ Really Promote Better Sleep? Each year in January people get interested in health and along with …

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Farmers Overcoming Challenges

By Dan Sutton, General Manager, Pismo-Oceano Vegetable Exchange

This year marks my 12th as a member of the California LGMA Advisory Board. For the past 3 years, I’ve …

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When a Recall Isn’t Really a Recall

By Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology United Fresh Produce Association

When a food safety event happens, companies or public health agencies like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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