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World Food Day is 10/16/16

About World Food Day One in 9 of the world’s more than 7 billion people struggle with chronic hunger. World Food Day seeks to raise hunger awareness and encourage people …

James Beard Foundation Announces Leadership Awards

The James Beard Foundation will present its leadership awards at an event in mid-October. The annual awards dinner – co-hosted by Good Housekeeping magazine – “celebrates visionaries responsible for creating …

October is Farm to School Month

October is Farm to School Month…and we’re starting our celebration now! National Farm to School (F2S) month was designated by Congress in 2010. Its purpose is to highlight the value of farm …

#FarmTank #FoodTank

Tomorrow is *officially* the first day of fall (I have mixed feelings about this.)  I’m heading up to Sacramento with my UC ANR colleague Rachel Surls – she’s the co-author of …

#FarmAid2016

The 31st annual Farm Aid concert will be held this weekend in Bristow, Virginia. The concert – which is America’s “longest running concert for a cause” – always provides a stellar and …

Gatherings we’re interested in

Summer is (kind of) officially over and it’s time to get back into school mode. For many professionals, that “school” and learning piece is found in conferences. The next few …

Menus reveal the history of Los Angeles

Nicola Twilley (@nicolatwilley) is the author of the blog “Edible Geography” and a co-host of the Gastropod podcast. Work by this author that we’ve included on the UC Food Observer: …

Bittman Op-Ed: Let’s make food issues real

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, the author, chef and Berkeley Food Institute distinguished fellow weighs in on a variety of food issues. Some takeaways? It’s not necessarily …