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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 …

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 …

UC Global Food Initiative Gets Results

We’ve told you about the UC Global Food Initiative, which was launched by University of California President Janet Napolitano in 2014. This ambitious initiative is addressing one of the most compelling issues …

Sugar industry played role in blurring science

A blockbuster story about sugar science is appearing in media outlets all over the world. A summary? The sugar industry began “damage control” on research linking sugar to heart disease in …

September is Hunger Action Month

With hunger affecting nearly 49 million Americans – including 15 million children – food insecurity is a serious issue that impacts the entire nation. In fact, hunger exists in every …

USDA Reports: Americans’ Eating Patterns and more

The USDA has one of the UC Food Observer’s favorite websites. Spend a few hours poking around and you’ll discover treasures galore, ranging from reports covering commodities and obesity to information about legislation/public policy, …