Author: Angela Bass

Farmers, consumers aren’t swayed by study on organics

A recent study found that organic produce was barely more healthy than fruits and vegetables grown with chemical fertilizers. HealthyCal’s Angela Bass toured a farmers’ market near the state Capitol to find out how farmers and customers were reacting to this news.

County Aims to Stop Mental Health Stigma

When the cops arrived at her house in Davis, they tackled her in her living room and tied up her arms and feet, saying it was for her own protection. “They were like, ‘Yeah, this f—ing girl is crazy,’” recalled Carr, 29. “I felt they hated me and looked at me with pure disgust.” Carr is one of 2.2 million Californians living with a mental illness, according to a 2011 report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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