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October is National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month, which is a great time to focus on sustainable seafood. By making smart seafood choices all year, we can ensure future generations will be able …

James Beard Foundation Announces Leadership Awards

The James Beard Foundation will present its leadership awards at an event in mid-October. The annual awards dinner – co-hosted by Good Housekeeping magazine – “celebrates visionaries responsible for creating …

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 …

A Talk with Chef John Ash

When it comes to local, seasonal foods expertly matched with wine, the name Chef John Ash often comes to mind. After all, the two-time James Beard Award winning author, educator …

Jeff Mitchell, advocate for conservation agriculture

Across dusty roads and the course of two decades, a University of California researcher named Jeff Mitchell has encouraged an increasing number of producers to develop farm systems that are closer …

Supporting Sustainable Seafood

There’s something fishy going on in Oregon — in a good way! And if all goes as planned, fifth grade students in the state’s Seaside School District will better understand …

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 …