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Urban Ag: A Focus of UC Global Food

Did you know? The UC Food Observer is made possible by the UC Global Food Initiative, which was launched by University of California President Janet Napolitano in 2014. This ambitious initiative is …

Stories from Cuba

The announcement of Fidel Castro’s death has raised speculation about whether the process to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba will continue. Actions taken by the Obama administration …

Q&A with author Sophie Egan

I recently ran into Sophie Egan, who works as the director of programs and culinary nutrition for the Strategic Initiatives Group at The Culinary Institute of America. I am a …

Guest Blogger: UC’s Rachel Surls

Editor’s Note: The UC Food Observer is excited to feature a guest post from Rachel Surls. You may have read my Q&A with Rachel, in which we discussed a newly released …

The Art of Plants

It was a hot September morning and I was wandering the exhibition halls of the Heirloom Seed Expo in Santa Rosa, California, when some striking botanical illustrations caught my eye. …

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. …

Veteran Farmers Get Our Respect

As another Veterans Day is upon us, UC Food Observer would like to salute all of our veterans – and all veteran farmers in the United States. It’s no secret …

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 …