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Food Waste is a Dumb Problem

Let’s look at food waste. It’s a big problem. Food Waste is Dumb Says Climate Lab Video Series – Week Four I continue to love and learn from the Climate Lab …

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a popular annual celebration of Mexican-American culture. It’s a day that honors a victorious battle fought during the French-Mexican War. But many people think of it …

News Wrap: Global Focus on Food and Agriculture

While many of us are focused on our national politics, it’s a big world out there. And food, agriculture and people drive it. Today’s wrap includes globally focused food and agricultural …

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 …

Climate Change: New Research, Forecasts, Resources

Diet and Global Climate Change. Could eating a healthier diet reduce greenhouse gas emissions? A study out of University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) indicates that may be the case. Research results …

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 …

Trump, Food Safety and So Cal Food Culture

Food Safety. Foodborne illnesses in the U.S. sicken and hospitalize millions each year. They also kill. The economic losses are also staggering. Bill Marler – food safety guru, attorney and activist – …

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 …