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Food bank giving out energy-saving kits

TEP donated 11,000 kits with LED bulbs and water-saving gadgets for distribution at Tucson's food bank.

Pizza, hamburgers and ... local broccoli? School lunch in Tucson

70 years on, a WWII-era program to combat malnutrition is healthier than ever.

USDA implementing restrictions to prevent tomato virus introduction to US

The disease does not pose any risk to people or animals, an industry leader said.

The 89-90 Trip: Day Two

Road Tripping through Northern Arizona and Utah.

Florida tomato growers reignite anti-dumping battle with Mexican producers

The Florida growers are pushing to resume an investigation despite a hard-fought agreement between Mexican growers and the USDA.

Tucson government doesn't fare well in healthy food availability, group says

CityHealth says Tucson should offer more nutritional options in its facilities.

UA researchers put food safety under a microscope in Yuma

A study is looking into the reasons behind persistent E. coli outbreaks in the produce growing region.

It's always bat night at the Mission Garden.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Climbing Mt. Lemmon in the bootprints of Sara Plummer Lemmon; and food writer Jane Stern's love affair with American diners.

UA scientists track animal evolution based on diet

Study indicates first creatures ate meat, not plants.

When was the last time you ate a poem?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The community conversation about expanding sex education in TUSD; a brother and sister take "One Small Step" to bridge their political divide; and a look back at the 1968 movie "Targets".

Ray Manley's Arizona

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "From Grief to Acceptance" with Misty Proffitt-Thompson; HOCO Fest 2019 is the biggest yet; and a visit to the Vegan restaurant Tumerico.

After Mexican tomato deal, Farm Bureau wants same for other crops

A release says farmers need similar agreements for other crops sold at "artificially low prices."

Last-minute deal struck in Mexican tomato standoff

The deal could settle a long period of uncertainty over the importation of tomatoes from Mexico.

Mexican trade official: Tomato deal 'at hand' if 100% inspections are dropped

Mexican growers have asked for similar inspection requirements on U.S. produce if any final deal includes the provision.

Food bank teaches nutrition and effective food shopping

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona trains families to save money and eat nutritiously.

Shortage of summer volunteers squeezes food bank's ability to get food to older residents

Food banks rely on volunteers to pack food boxes for those in need, including seniors experiencing food insecurity.

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