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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 …

Farm Labor, Braceros and Trump

As California farmers plan crops for this year, there are serious questions about whether there will be enough workers to plant and harvest them. President Trump’s immigration plan is having …

Women’s History Month: From Farmerettes to Soil Sisters

March is Women’s History Month. There is a great deal to celebrate about women’s history…including women’s work on the land. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing interesting stories featuring women in agriculture, so …

Profiles of Activism and Service in Food Movement

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Next week, we will celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. For …

Q&A: Millennial Author Eve Turow Paul

In the United States, there are approximately 80 million Millennials, which includes the generation born roughly between 1982 to 2002. Half of them call themselves “foodies,” according to research by …

A Few of Our Favorite Things…

As 2016 winds down, Teresa and I want to share a few of our favorite things that appeared in UC Food Observer this last year. While we love “raindrops on roses and …

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 …