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A Chat with Laura Schenone

As a lover of food, history and cultural traditions, I was excited when my friend LaManda Joy of the Peterson Garden Project recently recommended the book: A Thousand Years Over …

Food and Ag News You May Have Missed

Pour yourself a cup of something warm. Settle into a comfortable chair, and enjoy some of these recent food and farming stories you may have missed: A Salute to Irish …

A Salute to Irish Food and Agriculture

Recently I’ve focused on learning more about Ireland’s food system and agricultural sector, in preparation for a trip there this summer. St. Patrick’s Day seems a fitting time to share some …

National Nutrition Month Encourages Better Health

It starts with a single step. Eating healthier is often best achieved by starting small – not trying to change everything overnight. That’s the message of National Nutrition Month® 2017 …

California Food News

From re-introducing ancient crops to understanding the ecological benefits of working landscapes in California, these recent food and agriculture stories should not be missed. Ranching Cattle in California It may …

Take a Moment for Millets

You may not have heard much about millets yet. But a team of UC Berkeley scientists and California farmers is working hard to change that. They say the time for …

Take a Second for Sorghum

Sorghum is a gluten-free ingredient with high fiber and healthy nutrients. The world’s fifth most popular cereal crop was traditionally considered animal feed in the United States. But this cereal …

Happy Thanksgiving!

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” asks Charlie Brown. You don’t need to be a beloved cartoon character to understand the meaning of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks seems like …

News You May Have Missed

From professional advice for photographing pollinators to understanding how conservation agriculture is changing farming methods, here are just a few recent UC Food Observer stories to start your work week. …

October is National Cookbook Month

A “cookbook” is described by Oxford Dictionaries as a “book containing recipes and other information about the preparation and cooking of food.” But the best cookbooks always seem to be …