Clare Leschin-Hoar, The Verge

Clare Leschin-Hoar

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San Diego, CA, United States

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Past articles by Clare:

The GMO labeling debate is scrambling partisan lines

Late last month, the House of Representatives delivered a blow to anyone fighting for the right to know if the food they’re buying at the neighborhood supermarket is made using genetically modified... → Read More

Wild salmon may not be as wild as you think

Alaska uses hatcheries to boost their stocks — but there may be risks → Read More

California's drought has been a dream come true — for pests

Bone-dry soil and the demonization of almond crops are no longer the only worries facing growers; insects are now lurking in ever-greater numbers across parched California farms → Read More

San Diego's Dockside Market Could Become a Statewide Model

Speaker Toni Atkins boots Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez from public safety committee, bills addressing police cameras and citizen cameras advance and more. → Read More

In the Age of Viral Video, Livestock Farms Must Embrace Transparency

Temple Grandin says that in addition to improving animal welfare, ag needs to open up. → Read More

In: Protecting Chickens. Out: Protecting Geese.

California is now in the awkward position of ushering in a new law aimed at treating hens more humanely right as foie gras makes its return to menus across the state. → Read More

‘Thought-Provoking’ Death for Food Gets the Axe

The guy behind Death for Food wants you to look your dinner in the eye before it's slaughtered. But San Diegans won't get to pay for the privilege, now that Suzie's Farm's Nov. 23 event is off the table. → Read More

Meet San Diego’s ‘Aquacowboy’

The U.S. controls more ocean waters than any other nation, but still imports 91 percent of its seafood. If Don Kent, president of Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, gets his way, a big part of the solution will be floating four and a half miles off of Mission Beach. → Read More

What California’s New Food Laws Mean for SD’s Farmers Markets

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into a law a host of new food and agriculture bills over the last few days. Here's what they mean for your weekend jaunt to the farmers market, WIC recipients, salmon and more. → Read More

How the Tuna Capital of the World Is Weathering America’s Breakup With Tuna

Americans' long, slow break-up with tuna has certainly been felt by two big brands headquartered in San Diego. But one thriving local upstart brand is proving there are plenty of consumers willing to pay more for a product that comes with a transparent supply chain. → Read More

Local Fishermen Land the Big One: a Dockside Market

Long caught in a regulatory gray zone, a group of commercial fisherman finally have permits to open San Diego’s Tuna Harbor Dockside Market. → Read More

Why Aren’t We Eating the Best American Seafood?

Paul Greenberg talks about his new book, ‘American Catch,’ and the contradictions behind our fish. → Read More

Want to Avoid GMOs? Watch Out for These Foods

If you're wary of genetically modified ingredients, steer clear of these choices. → Read More

What’s Stopping Fishermen from Tackling the Market on Dry Land

A group of local fishermen has been a hit selling live rock crabs, fresh sablefish and tasty California halibut on a narrow dock in Tuna Harbor. But red tape has kept them from setting up shop as a certified seafood market. → Read More

The Most Common San Diego Farmers Market Busts

Farmers markets and vendors in San Diego County racked up 223 violation notices between Jan. 1 and April 17 this year. → Read More

A Sea Change for Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski on how partnering with the Padres has raised his company's local profile, the push to label genetically modified foods, and why Americans are eating less seafood. → Read More

Is This the Most Bee-Friendly City in America?

A pesticide ban in Eugene, Ore., puts it at the forefront of protecting pollinators. → Read More

‘Water Is Essential to What We Do’

For San Diego’s craft beer community, worrisome water forecasts could impact their ability to grow their businesses, which is why some are embracing water-saving practices now. → Read More

Are Your ‘Bee-Friendly’ Garden Plants Actually Killing Bees?

A new study reveals that popular ‘pollinator-friendly’ plants were pre-treated with neonicotinoid insecticides. → Read More

EPA Slapped With Lawsuit Over Ongoing Bee Deaths

Uncle Sam is blamed for not doing enough to stop harmful pesticides from decimating bee populations and threatening our food supply. → Read More