Cali’s agricultural future (Mother Jones): A new report finds that effects of climate change, including drought and rising temperatures, could threaten many staple crops in California, including avocados, apricots, kiwis, and peaches.
A secretive coffee giant (Wall Street Journal): JAB Holdings has quickly rolled up control of the coffee sector; it now owns Keurig Green Mountain, Peet’s, Blue Bottle, Krispy Kreme, and many others. The close-mouthed company’s next target may be Nestlé.
#MeToo in food service (WHYY): Restaurant workers file more sexual harassment complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission than workers in any other field. A new coalition in Philadelphia is helping workers understand their rights.
Salvation Army opens a grocery store (Shelby Report): The nonprofit Salvation Army is opening its first grocery store, in northeast Baltimore, to offer lower-cost, healthy food in an area bordering a food desert.
Five rural roundtables on opioid abuse (USDA): The USDA will hold monthly rural roundtables from March 14 to July 11 to discuss the impact of misuse of the painkillers and effective responses to opioid abuse. The first session will be in Pennsylvania, followed by Utah (April 11), Kentucky (May 9), Oklahoma (June 6), and Maine (July 11).
Slow rail service stains Canada’s reputation (iPolitics): Canada’s agriculture and transport ministers say the nation’s reputation as a grain exporter is at risk because the country’s two largest railroads are not moving grain promptly.