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Monday Wrap: Science censorship, local food and more

Food Politics in the Trump Administration  I love podcasts. Evan Kleiman’s Good Food (KCRW) is one of my favorites. In this episode, Kleiman interviews Politico Pro’s senior food and ag reporter, Helena Bottemiller Evich. …

Food and Ag Headlines

Donald Trump as “foodie in chief.” Food was central to the Obama White House. In fact, President Barack Obama was even interviewed in the White House kitchen in 2015 by NBC’s …

New Ag Sec, Food Policy and Good Reads

Some Breaking News Sonny Perdue is President-Elect Trump’s pick for ag secretary. The former Georgia governor has significant agricultural experience and is likely to be a popular pick with many …

Post-Election News

The voice of rural America roared in this election. Rural Americans have been talking, but we haven’t always heard…or listened. I suspect more will listen now. The urban-rural divide has …

Learning about Cuba

Cuba is in a period of profound change, which is impacting all aspects of life — including the food system. UC Food Observer learned about some of these changes, when …

Pope calls for climate action in leaked encyclical

Pope Francis has rightfully earned a reputation for advocating for the world’s marginalized. Now he’s coming out with a major message that will urge the world to tackle climate change. …